Cavellas - an ancient Roman village in Cavallina Valley

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Did you know that the Romans used to live in Cavallina Valley? A settlement called Cavellas used to be where the current village of Casazza is.

The casual finding of a burial site during the XIX Century led to discover the whole village, hidden and preserved by the 4 meters thick alluvial deposits of the Drione Creek.

You can see the ruins of walls, floors and even fireplaces across a one-meter deep stratigraphy; its size, its age and its uniqueness make Cavellas a really remarkable archaeological site! 


The settlement has a strong agricultural feature, as proved by the findings related to breeding, cereals growing and domestic wool weaving. Cavellas was discovered near the road SS 42, during the excavations works for the construction of civil and commercial buildings. Two different areas were explored, over different periods: the first one was investigated between 1986 and 1987, the second one between 1992 and 1993 and in 1996. 

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Did you know that the Romans used to live in Cavallina Valley? A settlement called Cavellas used to be where the current village of Casazza is.

The casual finding of a burial site during the XIX Century led to discover the whole village, hidden and preserved by the 4 meters thick alluvial deposits of the Drione Creek.

You can see the ruins of walls, floors and even fireplaces across a one-meter deep stratigraphy; its size, its age and its uniqueness make Cavellas a really remarkable archaeological site! 


The settlement has a strong agricultural feature, as proved by the findings related to breeding, cereals growing and domestic wool weaving. Cavellas was discovered near the road SS 42, during the excavations works for the construction of civil and commercial buildings. Two different areas were explored, over different periods: the first one was investigated between 1986 and 1987, the second one between 1992 and 1993 and in 1996.