- a guided tour of ancient Ajdovščina
- a guided tour Roman outpost Hrušica (Ad Pirum)
- lunch at an old mail post
- A visit to baroque hunting manor Zemono
- Wine and culinary tasting at wine producer in Vrhpolje
Did you know that Ajdovščina and its surroundings have a rich ancient past? An important traffic connection between Aquileia and Emona ran through Vipava Valley in the Roman Times. Today’s Ajdovščina was an important road post where a fort called Castrum ad Fluvium Frigidum was built. In the vicinity, the renowned battle between Eastern and Western Roman Empire took place, where Christianity finally defeated Paganism and became the prevailing religion of the whole Roman Empire.
Trailing Caesar Theodosius itinerary includes an exciting discovery of the tales of ancient Roman life and an exclusive tasting of premium local wines and cuisine of Vipava Valley. Our guides will unveil the brightest jewels of Ajdovščina’s ancient Roman past and take you on a guided tour of an important trading post in Hrušica, which was a key defense point on the way to Emona. This is now the location of a guesthouse called “The old Post” where you will enjoy a delicious lunch and explore their archaeological collection. Your trip continues with a visit to a baroque hunting manor Zemono, hiding among the vineyard on the hill overlooking upper Vipava Valley. This is believed to be the area, where the famous battle between Roman Emperors Theodosius and Eugenius took place. After an exciting day exploring the traces Roman life, you’ll end your day tasting the highlights of wine and culinary offer of the local villages.