Located between the Nabão River and the Serra de Sicó massifs, the town of Ansião has been occupied since pre-History and has memorial and heritage registries from Roman and Arab times.
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.
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.
Throughout the reigns of the first dynasty, Penela and its castle were fundamental in the Mondego defensive line.
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.