"The Illyricum Trail will lead you to Montenegro, where you’ll discover the history of the late Roman empire period with its stunning mountains overlooking a beautiful Adriatic coast, brilliant lakes, and amazing local food and wine. Illyricum Trail is a freshly mapped cultural & wine tourism route offering a unique experience of exploring vivid #Roman heritage surrounded with beautiful landscapes. Illyricum Trail is a journey that leads a traveller through representative archaeological sites from the Late Roman Empire, providing visitors with insight into how people lived, worked and entertained at the time. The Trail also offers side trips along beautiful landscapes, and opportunity to taste wines produced from autochthonous grape varieties and delicious local food, while exploring these hidden historical and natural wonders. The Trail consists of nine mapped sites in Western Balkans, each of them easily accessible by various means of transport. In Albania, three amazing antique sites are: #Butrint (Saranda), #Apollonia (Fier) and #Dyrrachium (Durres); in Bosnia and Herzegovina there is marvellous #Mogorjelo villa rustica (Čapljina); in Montenegro two sites are: sturdy #Doclea (Podgorica) and colourful #Risinium (Kotor); while in North Macedonia sites: #Stobi (Gradsko), #Ohrid and #Heraclea Lyncestis (Bitola), each are telling an interesting story. Illyricum is a geographical term that was used by the Romans in the late 1st century BC and the early 1st century AD to describe the new Balkan territory that they were conquering. It included the lands which extended from the western boundary of modern Greece to the Alps on the west and from the Danube River on the north to the Adriatic Sea. The Illyricum Trail is operated by the Danube Competence Center (DCC) through a grant provided by the Regional Cooperation Council - RCC's Tourism and Development Project, funded by the European Union. The Illyricum trail is part of The Roman Emperors and Danube Wine Route, which is listed among the 38 Cultural Routes, certified in 2015 (and re-certified in 2019) by the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe programme. More information: https://romanemperorsroute.org "
ILLYRICUM TRAIL: Explore Montenegro
by Romans Wine Danube