Living in an area where the Roman presence was strong in the past and where even today we stumble on many new vestiges of their presence appearing everywhere, the idea of creating an itinerary able to seduce people to explore further has been lingering in my mind for some time. Well, it’s happening now.
Sanctuary and Aqueduct
The itinerary I conceived includes a visit to a coastal sanctuary devoted to the Sun and Moon. The visit also allows to explore a stretch of a Roman Road and the landscape around it, together with a Roman bridge, located at the small village of Catribana, in São João das Lampas parish, in the Sintra region. This is a small road, part of a web of small roads linking the multiple villages and villas of the Olisipo (Lisbon) region. We will also have time to explore a Museum, where it is possible to see some of the stones, artifacts and a medieval graveyard. If time allows, we will also visit the remaining structure of an old roman aqueduct.
The Veins of the Roman Empire
Roman roads played an important part on the expansion of the Roman Empire. It was through them that armies were moved to places distant from Rome, but