Archeology: discovering Roman quarries
2,000 years ago, in this territory known as Cascantum, Romans mined sandstone in order to build their villae rustica (farm houses).
Both the living and faming houses were the motor of the economy and there would have easily been one of them every half a kilometre.
On this tour you will learn that we are on a two kilometre long extension of quarry and that we are missing at least two metres of landscape under our feet.
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You will perfectly see Roman quarries with pickaxe marks, trenches for the quarrying of the stone blocks, crane marks and some abandoned ashlar stones. Everything has been discovered and interpreted by the Archaeology team of Cascante.
Distance: 6,97 kms / Easy
Without you this is only a territory; you transform it into landscape by looking at it. You are QVADRARIA! Be careful not to alter it negatively (take your rubbish with you, respect what you see). Landscape can be enjoyed in many levels, so we recommend…
// For an intellectual enjoyment:
Take a mobile phone with an app for downloading QR codes with your and some headphones. Come ready to talk with locals. Scrutinize this website!
// For a sensory enjoyment
Don’t forget your binoculars, magnifying glass, camera and whatever you need for a perfect day (a hat for the wind, boots, water, some food, comfortable clothes according to climatology).
// For an emotional enjoyment:
Come along with your friends, your pet, your family, your lover or on your own. If you own a horse, it is a wonderful path for trotting.
Without you this is only a territory;
you transform it into landscape by looking at it.
You are QVADRARIA!
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