The company falls within the perimeter of Prosecco Conegliano Valdobbiadene DOCG. It is a territory that is sometimes harsh, sometimes sweet and with dominances that make the military routes of the ancient Romans much safer than the valley routes.
It seems that the ancient Roman road Claudia Augusta Altinate passed from Borgo Schiavin, which started from Altinum, the ‘Venice Romana’, the most important city with a mainly military vocation of the Tenth Roman Region, the hub of the great merchant port on the Adriatic and door to the northeastern borders of the empire.
It led to Rezia, the central region of the Danubian and Bavarian Germanic area.
It is named in memory of the emperor Claudius who, around 46 AD, strengthened the track marked by the Alpine countryside and against the Reti, around 15 BC, by his father Drusus, making it a real military infrastructure system.
Along the way, castles, towers, bridges and cities were built, which survived the fall of the empire and were vital infrastructures of the medieval economy, albeit at times isolated.
It should be emphasized that the Roman-imperial road called “via Claudia Augusta”, for most of its journey, follows the oldest sheep tracks and communication routes existing since the pastoral and artisanal-commercial Neolithic of the Palafitari, in part already in use in the Mesolithic if not even in the prehistoric paths of the Epigravettian in the Upper Paleolithic.
I suspect that the small stable I restored was actually an ancient Roman watchtower, given the dominance and foundations made with cyclopean boulders, typical of a tower (of which I propose the image), then adapted to a stable for cows and / or built on probable ruins.