Those of you who know me are surely aware of the fact that I
uncritically adore like Lindsey Davis and her historical crime novels, that are set in ancient Rome and its empire. Therefore I am really happy that besides Augusta Raurica, which we visited last year, Switzerland has another place with reference to ancient Rome. This is the town of Avenches (Aventicum in Latin), which is located about 40 km west of Bern.
|Římské muzeum/Roman museum|
|Římské památky jsou volně přístupné|
|Roman ruins are free to access|
Just like Bern or Murten, Avenches has also three parallel streets that form the historic city center. It is good to go through all of them because there one can see very picturesque houses with interesting facades (coloured window shutters included).
In the middle of the main street you can find the Mary Magdalene church from the 11th century,. On the adjacent square is also the town hall, information center or hotel Couronne (it is said to be very luxurious, but we did not have a chance to try). Otherwise, the main street is lined with shops, cafés and restaurants with gardens that invite visitors to order coffee and enjoy the sunny day in this picturesque town.
Překvapilo nás, že i přes to, že byl den volna a krásné počasí, městečko a jeho historické památky nebyly v obležení turistů. A to bylo také velké plus.
We were really surprised that despite the fact that it was a day off (in addition with beautiful weather), the town and its historical monuments were not besieged by tourists. And that was another plus 🙂
A co jsem měla na našem výletu na sobě? I když trochu foukalo, riskla jsem to a obula baleríny naboso. K tomu korálově červené chinos (opravdu nejsou ve skutečnosti tak růžové, jako na fotce). A nahoru novou mikinu, kterou bych nejradši nosila pořád.
And what I wore during our trip? Despite a little windy weather, I took a risk and was barefooted in my leopard ballerinas. The coral-coloured chinos are actually not as rosy as in the picture and if it were possible, I’d wear my new sweatshirt all the time .
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Turistický průvodce Švýcarsko – JOTA, 2011 (přeloženo z Teller, M: “The Rough Guide to Switzerland”, Rough Guide 2010)