Nesactium (Ližnjan)

The remnants of a prehistoric, Roman and Late Roman town remained preserved for centuries on the southeastern slopes of the Istrian Peninsula, above the bay of Budava, on a hillock named Vizače. The first news regarding Nesactium, the residence of the king of the Histri, stem from Roman written sources (Titus Livius, XLI, II, 4-16), and the material confirmation that Vizače represents the remnants of a town with a glorious past came at the beginning of the 20th century with the discovery of a votive altar dedicated to emperor Gordianus (3rd century) on which the Res Publica Nesactiensium is mentioned. At present this locality represents an archaeological park featuring conserved architectonic remains from the Roman and Late Roman periods. The site is surrounded by several belts of prehistoric defensive walls and by Roman walls. Located at the entrance to the town, between Roman and prehistoric gates, was a rich prehistoric necropolis. The discovered urns and other objects that were placed into graves as offerings point to several layers of habitation and interment in the period from the 11th century BC until the Roman conquest. Local Histrian goods and luxurious imported items connect Nesactium and Histrian culture, whose center the former represented, with cultures from almost the entire area of the Mediterranean and Central Europe.



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a hidden Roman ruin

It's quite hidden and untouched- very romantic. We discovered it on a walk around the area. Nice!