|BRONCE DE LASCUTA|
Lucius Aemilius, son of Lucius, Imperato, decreed that the subjects which the Hastansians have in the Tower of Lascuta will be free. As to the land and fort which they owned at that time, they were to keep and have it, he ordered, as long as the People and Senate of Rome saw fit.
All that remains of the site is a tower and and some bits of a wall and paved Roman road (calzado). But being the perfect time of year for a nice country walk with a bit of history thrown in, we drove off last Saturday in search of the Turris Lascutana.
We sort of knew where it was - 10 km out of Alcalá on the way to San Jose del Valle (guess which song I couldn't get out of my head!) - but we had no detailed instructions of how to get there. There are no Ordnance Survey maps in Spain, and instructions on the various websites all said slightly different things. Nevertheless, a stone tower on a hilltop can't be that hard to find, we thought.
|IT MIGHT BE ... OR IT MIGHT NOT!|