Archaeology and nature
|(CH 1903)||E 750080||N 77220||H 620.0|
|(WGS 84)||Long. 9.370||Lat. 45.830|
Naturalistic, Landscape, Didactic, Hiking, Archaeological
In 286, Milan was chosen as the capital of the Roman Empire. Even after the transfer of the capital to Ravenna in 402, Milan retained a great cultural and economic significance due to its central position with respect to the connections of the Po Valley with Central Europe. In order to protect it in the face of pressure from the barbarians, its walls were restored. Many castles were built in naturally protected sites: at the mouths of alpine valleys and close to lakes. A naval force under the command of a prefect was established on Lake Como in the early fifth century AD. Among the various castles built south of the lake, certainly the best known, thanks to the investigations of recent years, is Monte Barro.
From the village of Galbiate follow the road to l’Eremo
The archaeological areas of Prati di Barra can be visited by following the circular route. These are diverse areas where the walls of twelve buildings have been found.