Italics is located in Sevilla
The Roman city of Italica, located in the Lower Guadalquivir, midway between Seville (Hispalis was formerly known as) and Alcalá del Río (Ilipa) and very close to the routes that connected with the mining area of the Northern Sierra of Seville and Huelva, played an important strategic role in the political-military and economically, during the High Roman Empire. Proof of this is that it got to occupy an area of ??approximately 52 hectares. The origins of Italica Archaeological back to the year 206 BC, when General Scipio, in the context of the Second Punic War, defeated the Carthaginians at the Battle of Ilipa and established a detachment of legionaries on the hill of San Antonio, where a population Turdetan existed since the fourth century BC Although initially the two communities lived in this space next to the Guadalquivir, soon the Roman element imposed its social and political ways. It was the birthplace of the emperors Trajan and Hadrian, and point of origin of most of the senators of the time. Currently, the archaeological site of Italica shows visitors a splendid Roman amphitheater and given the opportunity to walk along the path of what was their streets, and know the houses, public buildings, objects of art and daily life utensils used by its inhabitants. The ticket price is free for residents of the European community members and visitors from other countries is 1.50 euro. The approximate time of the visit to the archaeological site is two hours. Italica is open practically all year round and there are tours that leave from the center of Seville with guides in all languages??. For more information, contact via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. or www.museosdeandalucia.es. page The Hotels in Sevilla Centre inform you of excursions to this ancient Roman enclosure, should not miss it.