Basel

After a quick overnight stop in Geneva to take Chris to the airport the headed to Basel.

Why Basel? Besides being a beautiful city known for chocolate, cheese, art and watches, outside of Basel is Augusta Raurica, an archaeological site and open air museum of a Roman settlement dating back to 15 BC. It’s the site of the oldest known Roman colony on the Rhine and best preserved Roman theater north of the Alps. Many of the areas are original remains and some areas are reconstructed. There’s an impressive amphitheater, sections of stone walls and part of a Roman aqueduct. Overall there are twenty sites and monuments. It’s one of the most important Roman sites in Switzerland where a team of archaeologists excavate, restore and conserve finds. The museum offers guided tours and workshops, or you can explore the area on your own, or have a panic and relax in the beautiful surroundings