(Tossa de Mar) Gerona, Spain.
village on the Costa Brava in Catalonia 82 km NE of
Barcelona. It retains its defensive wall, protected by circular towers, dating from the Middle Ages. Excavation
of a Roman villa (both farmhouse and large estate)
dating from the 1st-2d c., which was destroyed during
the invasion of the Franks in 265 and rebuilt in the 4th c.,
has yielded pottery, glassware, and mosaics; an inscription on one mosaic gives the ancient name: SALVO/VITALE
FELIX TURISSA/EX OF/ICINA FELICES. The Roman remains
are housed in a small museum.
J. Puig i Cadafalch, “Els mosaics de
Tossa,” Anuari de l'Institut d'Estudis Catalans
(1915-20); id., Arquitectura romana a Catalunya
del Castillo, “La Costa Brava en la Antigüedad,” Ampurias
1 (1939) 186.
J. MALUQUER DE MOTES