Explore the Roman Italica
Explore the Roman Italica. The city of Itálica is a must-see within walking distance of Seville (7 km) et without a doubt will surprise the visitors with the quality of the preserved ruins as well as the large extent of the city. The city was founded in 206 a.c. by Publio Cornelio Scipio, the African, as a place to recover the wounded troops as well as a place of residence for their war veterans. It was the place of origin of the emperors Trajan and Adriano.
With Emperor Augustus, the city developed by differentiating the nova urbs. A new city that came to have drainage, services, etc, to a point that it became one of the most progressive cities in the Roman world at the time. It remained in use until the Muslim period when it became a quarry of materials, being then known as Seville the Old.
Currently, the Archaeological Ensemble of Itálica shows the visitor a splendid Roman amphitheater. It gives the possibility of walking through the layout of what were its streets, as well as to know the houses, public buildings, objects of art, and utensils of everyday life used by its inhabitants. More