Bridging the gap between past and present

Flavia Solva, situated in the area of the market town of Wagna, was the only Roman city within the modern province of Styria and its most important Roman site. The Roman settlement developed near an earlier Celtic centre which was probably situated on a hillsite nearby, the Frauenberg near Leibnitz. In AD 70 the emperor Vespasian granted a municipal charter to Flavia Solva, officially elevating it to the status of a city. The local Celtic population was very open to new influences from Rome and rapidly adopted Roman culture and civilisation. This is amply documented by various archaeological finds, most notably inscriptions and reliefs which are found in many locations around the area of the ancient city. These artefacts show that Flavia Solva was one of the most cultivated cities in the province of Noricum.

 

The exhibits could not be any closer to their original locations: the building, supported by six columns, hovers above excavated remains of the Roman city, thereby bridging the gap between the locality’s past and present.

 

 

 

The exhibits could not be any closer to their original locations: the building, supported by six columns, hovers above excavated remains of the Roman city, thereby bridging the gap between the locality’s past and present.

Flavia Solva

Marburgerstraße 111
8435 Wagna, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9560
archaeologie@museum-joanneum.at

 

Opening Hours


Here you can discover the oldest town in Styria—24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and free of charge. Take a walk round the building and look through the showcase at the objects of Roman times or explore the archaeological site! Information is available at several points on the way.