The Ausetans lived on the Vic plain and the surronding mountains. Their fortified settlements were raised up in strategic places that dominated the surronding territory.
Classical sources already speak of the Ausetans. Titus Livius mentions that in 218 BC, the Ausetan capital Ausa was invaded by Roman troops under the command of Gnaeus Cornelius Scipio. Following a month-long siege, the city surrendered. Its chief, Amusic, abandoned the settlement and the city was forced to pay a tribute of 20 talents. The Ausetans garnered further recognition thanks to their participation in various posterior uprisings against the Romans.
The route through the Land of the Ausetans includes a visit to the Iberian settlements of: