Monkodonja - Montecodogno *1800>1200BC

Tour Number

Activity Level

36404


Categories

Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes. Appropriate, but not extreme, hiking equipment is recommended.

Friendly: No.
Some forest trail and uneven natural stone/gravel walking but without almost any uphill or downhill walking.
IMPORTANT!!! Beware of possible high and dense vegetation, insects, heat and no shelter during rain on hilltop.

Maximum travelers: 7

Language(s)

explanation

Croatian (fluent), English (fluent), German (fluent), Bosnian (advanced), Hungarian (conversational), Slovene (conversational), Italian (advanced), Macedonian (basic), Serbian (advanced), Serbo-Croatian (fluent)

Bronze Age in situ Archaeological Site


Monkodonja hill is located 5 kilometers east from Rovinj. On the hilltop (75m) you can visit remains of one of the most interesting Bronze Age (1800 - 1200 BC) Archaeological sites in Europe.
It was discovered in 1953. and it is one of 350 prehistoric settlements remains on the Istrian Peninsula, and due to serious excavations and researches within the last 20 years conducted by Berlin University and AMI Pula, the conclusion is that Monkodonja is one of most valuable sites in Europe from that period. Town was entirely built by local limestone with dry-wall technique, divided in 3 sections: Acropolis - highest part for highest ranked members of community, middle part with remains of workshops and living houses, and lover part with more than 1 kilometer long defensive wall. The population was between 1000 - 1500 inhabitants, outside the walls is Ritual Cave and Sanctuary as well. Town was abandoned around 1200BC for unknown reason. Many metal and clay artefacts, even with greek origin, were found on site.

Itinerary

Drive from Rovinj to Monkodonja (5km) and back, guided walking tour (1 hour) and free time on site.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Anywhere in Rovinj

Please note: tour is available from anywhere at Istrian Peninsula with additional driving and transportation charges.

End location: Anywhere in Rovinj

Please note: tour is available from anywhere at Istrian Peninsula with additional driving and transportation charges.

Duration: 2 hours

Transportation

Comfortable air-conditioned van or car. Gasoline price included in tour price.

What’s Included

Transportation to Archaeological site and back, guided walking tour, free time for own exploration.

What’s Extra

Cash (local currency Croatian Kuna - HRK) or credit card if you decide to buy some local products and/or souvenirs.

Accommodations, meals and beverages, entrance tickets to museums, attractions etc.

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