History of Aleksinac
Aleksinac has rich history, dating from prehistoric tome, with traces from 4800b.c. During that, and later times, even in antique period, was with many inhabitants. During Roman era, this territory was part of very important route called Via militaris, and fortress Millareca. After them, Slavs came and conquered this territory.
First written traces about this area are from the 14th century. Through here many army’s and because Royal road was in vicinity.
Aleksinac through history was in center of many famous battles and had important role during history. Serbian Turkish wars. In this territory many international volunteers, from which Russian Colonel Nikolai Nikolaevich Rayevski was most famous. He is CountVronsky, in novel Anna Karenina. Today his heart is buried in St.Roman church here. The church dates from 9th century and its known for its mystical wonders
It is one of bigger towns near Niš, in south east Serbia. Onece a mining and industrial town. Today the territory of the Municipality of Aleksinac belonged to the Roman province of Upper Moesia. Along this road, were in a cell for the night Praesidium Pompei and one station for changing horses Rappiana.
Aleksinac municipality located in the southeastern part of Serbia, and has a very favorable geographical position with superb capabilities. Near by Sokobanjska Moravica river can be useful if you like fly fishing. You can visit many churches as historic monuments. In modern times you could see the town coming to it by motorway from Belgrade to Niš.
After liberation from Otoman rule, it was no more border town but his role in modern Serbia continue. Near is Sokobanja spa.
Photo by Nikola Milosevic CC BY 3.0