Claudia Augusta is the name of the ancient imperial way traced in the first century BC by the Roman general Drusus and later completed by his son , the Emperor Claudius , in order to allow communication between the Adriatic ports with the Danubian plains .
In this context, Valsugana has always been an important bridge between the Adriatic sea and the Alps
The Claudia Augusta was drawn , where possible, using pre-Roman paths , served to the passage of the imperial army , as well as transit of people and ideas , goods and products ; elements that made possible a cultural exchange and economic partnership between the Italic territories and those beyond the Alps. When new roads were built and replaced it , the old Roman road did not die : it was adapted to the needs of the people who lived centuries of the Middle Ages and ages gradually getting closer and closer to us.
In Valsugana traces of Roman times, although scarce in number, are very present in the territory and refer to the names of the resort, popular memories and inscriptions, as well as coins and artifacts of various types found in different places and for the most part kept in various museums .
As evidence of the long association , the area retains unique and significant finds from different historical periods.