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Crossing Septimerpass like the Romans

Crossing Septimerpass like the Romans

The route over the Septimerpass is part of the Oberen Strasse, one of the two most important Graubünden transit routes. Evidence of its use in Roman times is secured by a road directory and archaeological findings.
The Bregenz to Milan route and the Chur-Tinzen-Murus-Samolaco and Como stage halts are included in the «Itinerarium Antonini», a Roman route directory. This route can be taken via the Julierpass or the Septimerpass. In 1937, concrete evidence was found that confirmed ancient Roman usage of both pass routes.

In medieval times and specifically from the11th century onwards, the Septimer was considered one of the most important Alpine crossings because of its topography (the route runs in a north-to-south direction) and for political reasons. A generous endowment by the emperor had made the Bishop of Chur owner of the territories along the Obere Strasse: this position of power allowed him to divert transit traffic onto «his» route.

The expansion of the Julier route between 1820-1826 heralded the Septimer’s decline as a transit pass crossing. It did however remain a significant route for the Bivio-Avers-Bregaglia region well into the 19th and in parts even until the mid-20th century.
The route over the Septimerpass is part of the Oberen Strasse, one of the two most important Graubünden transit routes. Evidence of its use in Roman times is secured by a road directory and archaeological findings.
The Bregenz to Milan route and the Chur-Tinzen-Murus-Samolaco and Como stage halts are included in the «Itinerarium Antonini», a Roman route directory. This route can be taken via the Julierpass or the Septimerpass. In 1937, concrete evidence was found that confirmed ancient Roman usage of both pass routes.

In medieval times and specifically from the11th century onwards, the Septimer was considered one of the most important Alpine crossings because of its topography (the route runs in a north-to-south direction) and for political reasons. A generous endowment by the emperor had made the Bishop of Chur owner of the territories along the Obere Strasse: this position of power allowed him to divert transit traffic onto «his» route.

The expansion of the Julier route between 1820-1826 heralded the Septimer’s decline as a transit pass crossing. It did however remain a significant route for the Bivio-Avers-Bregaglia region well into the 19th and in parts even until the mid-20th century.

Crossing Septimerpass like the Romans

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