Aventicum, the capital of Roman Helvetia, maintained a close relationship with Imperial Rome for three centuries. During this guided tour, you will discover that Emperor Vespasian’s father was a banker in Aventicum and that his grandson, Titus, was raised by a native nurse. The presence of the priceless bust of the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, discovered during archaeological excavations inside of an ancient underground water pipe system under the largest Roman temple in the town, remains a great mystery, even today.
PLEASE NOTE: Following the directives issued by the Federal Council to halt the spread of the coronavirus, all guided tours and workshops are canceled until April 30.
This tour is available in two versions: one for young people (9 years old and above) and one for adults. It offers both an immersion in history with a pleasant stroll along the ancient site and an overview of the Roman Museum’s collection of precious objects.
For a group; up to 25 people.
Tour Length: 2 hours
Price: CHF 160. – per group (payment onsite)
Meeting Point: “Porte de l'Est”
Information and Booking: Avenches Tourism Office