A Roman Road without Borders.

The approximately 400 km long road follows the course of the old Via Romana, which connected the Roman legionnaire’s camp Vindonissa (Windisch, canton Aargau, Switzerland),  with the settlement Grinario (Köngen near Stuttgart in Germany). This road is also shown on the Tabula Peutingeriana, an ancient Roman road map. The original map is lost, but a … Read more » “A Roman Road without Borders.”

Lousonna and Lausanne

Situated on the shores of Lake Geneva, Lacus Lemanus, the small gallo-roman settlement of Lousonna, boasted 1500 to 1200 inhabitants, mostly merchants, fishermen and artisans. Its commercial prosperity was due to the privileged situation between the lake and overland routes connecting the Rhine and Rhone networks. From the end of the 1st century BC through … Read more » “Lousonna and Lausanne”

The Roman History of Avenches

The story of the migration of some Celtic tribes (Helvetii, Rauraci) in 58 BC to eastern France is known because of the book de bello gallico by Julius Caesar (100-44 BC). Far less known outside Switzerland is the history after their defeat in that year at Bibracte, and the return to their homelands in Switzerland. … Read more » “The Roman History of Avenches”