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Terme di Forum Traiani (Baths of Trajan's Forum)
About Terme di Forum Traiani
- Village: Fordongianus
- Region: Sardegna
- Province: Oristano
- Zona: West Italy, In Mediterranean Sea
Forum Traiani in Fordongianus is an antic Bath in Sardegna that is rather well preserved. Located between the Valley of Tirso Mount on the natural way of the river and one of the path from Tibula to Othoca since the foundation of the Bath this place have very big importance.
Here, in the Traian Forum, it was found an inscription which shows how the activity of the people of Barbaria was still alive in the first century AD since these were to devote an inspiration probably to the Emperor Tiberius.
More about Fordongianus
Today the village of Fordongianus is well also known for its quarries of trachyte red, green and gray. These stones were used for the construction of houses in Fordongianus but also in neighboring countries. Even today, the trachyte is used by the stonemasons of the place, not just to build houses but also for other works of embellishment of buildings.
Casa Aragonese (Aragonese House) in Fordongianus
Built at the end of the sixteenth-seventeenth century this House was named for the Gothic-Aragonese decorations Aragonese. The house was inhabited until 1978 and then divided into two parts, one of which now it is a Museum and the other was recently acquired by the Municipality of Fordongianus. The house is preceded by a large porch with columns in trachyte, some were restructured. Even the windows are in red trachyte, decorated with floral motifs and religious.
The most interesting window is that so-called "the couple's bedroom." Inside there are windows made with a special technique called "inflected arch" or "keel" of Arab origin.
In an area near the village of Fordongianus it was found the amphitheater, near the necropolis of late antiquity on which was built in the eleventh century Church of San Lussorio.
In the Summer: 9.00 - 13.00 and 15.00 - 19.30.
In the Winter: 9.30 to 13.00 and 14.30 - 17.30.
Terme, Fordongianus (OR),
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Map of The Terme di Forum Traiani