Have you ever heard for Hadrian's wall in United Kingdom? Probably you did as it is quite famous. But have you heard that we have something similar here in Slovenia?
Claustra Alpium Iuliarum, as we call it today, was built approximately two centuries after Hadrian's wall and because of the mountainous terrain it is not one long wall, but a barrier system, consisting of several sections of stone walls, towers and forts. It stretches from Rijeka, costal town in Croatia (called Tarsatica in Roman times) through western Slovenia to the Julian Alps.
In the Late Roman times, civil wars and invasions of foreign peoples on the Roman territory were increasingly frequent and the fighting kept taking place closer and closer to ancient Italy and the heart of the empire, Rome. In the critical times of the second half of the 3rd century, on the order of the ancient strategists and military authorities, the Roman army began to build a barrier line.
On the official web page of Claustra Alpium Iuliarum you have all the important information about history, locations and similar. Some locations are more interesting because the wall is reconstructed but the other locations are less visited and can evoke the explorer in you.
At Lanišče there is even fort reconstructed and a bit further towards Ajdovščina there used to be one of the most important points of Claustra: Hrušica or Ad Pirum in Roman times. Quite big complex has today many explanatory signs, archaeological walking path and a small exhibition.
After writing a blog in Slovenian language for 10 years I have finally come to my sense and started writing one in English as well.