Located in the centre of Portugal, the region of Terras de Sicó covers six municipalities around the Serra de Sicó massif which divides the river basins of Nabão and Soure. The mountain is a living witness of the region’s ancient history, offering several important archaeological remains among its extensive oak forests.
Notwithstanding its name, it is now known that this cava (an ancient Roman camp) located next to Largo da Feira de São Mateus in Viseu does not have anything to do with Viriathus, the Lusitanian warrior whose statue decorates this place.
Under the motto Veni, Vidi, Vivi (Come, See and Live) Duecitânia Design Hotel came to life. A thematic hotel, it suggests a reinvention of Rome in its essence, experience, most brilliant and stricking aspects.
Machado de Castro National Museum is a true icon of Coimbra.
Located 12 kilometres away from Conímbriga, this great Roman housing complex, established above the Rabaçal valley was discovered after several long archaeological campaigns in 1984.
The streets and the houses with their perfumed and cool patios, the floors paved with polychromatic mosaics and the perfume coming from the baths make us imagine a pompous, almost “imperial”, Conímbriga.
Although the city started as a hill fort, it was during Roman times that Viseu confirmed its importance. The city’s growth can be explained thanks to its central position where many Roman roads in the region met. From the 1st century onwards, according to some Historians, the Romans “built a walled perimeter”.
8 miles far from Conímbriga, in Rabaçal, the pavements of the old Palace show the ancient influences of the Middle East!