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Between 1988 and 1990 the Veneto Archaeological Department conducted large-scale excavations around the building known as “Casa Gotica” or Gothic House. Through these it has been possible to document the uninterrupted habitation of Asolo from the late bronze age – early iron age (X-IX century B.C.) down through the medieval period to the modern age. The materials that have come to light refer to a settlement of the ancient tribe of Veneto people. It is probable that already with this first residential area, originally rather sloping and uneven, was levelled and terraced for the precise purpose of providing an area that could be accessed and transited easily. For the middle and late iron age (VI-II century B.C.) finds attesting to the influx of the Retic people testify to the role Asolo played in ancient times as a hinge between two cultural worlds.Again in the Roman era the area was earmarked for housing. In fact, the remains of a house have come to light that can be dated to between 1st and 3rd centuries A.D., with a water drainage channel, as well as the remains of a later house (2nd to 5th century A.D.), with large outdoor area and an external brickwork sewage channel.

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