In 15 B.C. the Romans moved north along the paths of the Etruscans, Rhaetians and Celts and began to develop them into the first real road across the Alps. After 60 years, the epochal construction was completed in 45/46 AD and named "Imperial Road of Claudius" after the reigning emperor. The trans-European road connection continued to exist after the Roman Empire. Goods were exchanged along it. People from many different countries and cultures met on this road. The route on the traces of the road founded by the Romans leads over picturesque country roads and passes from the Danube over the Alps to Altino near Venice or Ostiglia on the Po. Along the way, varied landscapes, tranquil villages, lively towns, many sights and special features that the road has helped to shape are waiting for you. Over 200 hosts have prepared themselves for travellers along the Via Claudia Augusta. Some even have a dish on the menu that could have been eaten on Europe's cultural axis 2000 years ago.
2 variations: From Trento the route divides into the Via Claudia Augusta "Altinate" via Feltre to Altino near Venice and the Via Claudia Augusta "Padana" to Verona and Ostiglia on the Po.
Route: approx. 700 km from Donauwörth on the Bavarian Danube over the Alps to Altino near Venice or 650 km from Donauwörth to Ostiglia am Po
Combination between the 2 variants: The two variants "Altinate" and "Padana" in the south of Trento can also be combined in one trip, clockwise or anticlockwise
Route profile: mostly on picturesque country roads and romantic mountain roads, with numerous panoramic views, through the centres of the towns and villages worth seeing, directly past numerous sights
Travel documents: tour books in bookstores; interactive map for individual travel planning here on the site; apps with which you can navigate along the route according to the individually planned itinerary and also have all the information about places of interest with you
Awards: the Via Claudia Augusta is part of the German Holiday Road Network or the Gran Tour of Europe