Domus of Tito Macro


Domus of Tito Macro

An ancient Roman residence built in the 1st century B.C. and attributed to Tito Macro, a wealthy inhabitant of Aquileia. It's one of the largest discovered in Northern Italy and unique in Europe.

The “Domus di Tito Macro”, one of the largest dwellings of Roman era among those found in northern Italy, covers an area of 1,700 square metres and is unique in Europe. The dwelling is about 77 metres in length and 25 maximum width, between two cobbled streets of the city (decumanus) within one of the southern blocks of the colony, founded in 181 BC, from which the famous mosaic of the Raptus or Abduction of Europa has been taken, as well as the beautiful floor with a vine shoot with bow and the 'unswept floor', now on display at the National Archaeological Museum, and the mosaic of the Good Shepherd, temporarily located in Meizlik Palace.
Excavations have made it possible to recognize the layout of the domus, which was built in the first century B.C. and continuously used up until the sixth century A.D. and to attribute it to the dwelling of a wealthy inhabitant of Aquileia, Tito Macro.  In fact, this attribution was based on the discovery of a stone weight with an iron handle bearing the inscription T. MACR.
If you want to see how a Roman house was structured, all you have to do is visit the home of Tito Macro.

Domus di Tito Macro
piazza Capitolo
33051 Aquileia (UD)
For more information: Fondazione Aquileia
tel. + 39 0431 917619

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