In ancient times, the old Roman road passed thru the Cestica Municipality. The road connected the city of Ptuj with the city of Osijek. Ancient road maps show that there was a settlement called Ramistra in the same area where Cestica is today., There have been changes since Roman times in the region. One of the more significant changes occurred when the Turks occupied the region.  They established a ferry service where one could cross the Drava River.  The name of this place was Brod. Today, Brod is known for being the international border crossing of Dubrava Križovljanska.