At Monteu da Po you can visit the archaeological site of Industria, a Roman city built in a strategic position on the right bank of the Po river, almost at the confluence with the Dora Baltea. The origins of this settlement dates back to the 1st century B.C. when the Roman colonisation of the surrounding area favored development and trade along the river and the processing of bronze, iron and copper extracted in the Aosta Valley.
Within the urban precinct the remains of a temple dedicated to the oriental gods Isis and Serapis are still visible; the temple was very active from the Augustan age to the fourth century A.C.
The subsequent and gradual spread of Christianity made pagan worship decay and loose importance, while urban development and housing still important in medieval times transformed the area into a burial area. The last traces before the definitive abandonment of Industria date back to the 7TH century A.C.
Visiting the ruins of the Roman city, while revealing a cross-section of local history and territory, may eventually result in enriching individual memory. Admission free. Visits by appointment, calling 339 31 05 197