Fara in Sabina, Italy
The Civic Museum originally opened in 1980 at the Abbey of Farfa and in 2001 moved to Fara in Sabina’s Palazzo Brancaleoni, a renaissance building standing in Piazza del Duomo in the town’s medieval centre.
The museum displays objects found in local archaeological excavations from the 1970s onwards. These concern the two most important ancient Sabine settlements in the Tiber valley. Cures and Eretum, both poften cited by ancient Roman authors in relation to their role in the history of the founding of Rome and the Roman civilization which would eventually succeed them in this area.
Research undertaken by the Archaelogical Superintendency for Lazio and the Italian National Research Centre’s Institute for Etruscan Italic Archaelogicy has brought the remains of these ancient cities to light, and cultural profile of the people who inhabited Sabina from the 8th century B.C. until the Romans conquered the area in the 3rd century B.C.
The rooms of Palazzo Brancaleoni house objects from and evidence of Sabine settlements dating from pre-history to Roman times. From spear tips and scrappers dating from pre-history to Roman times. From spear tips and scrappers to the iron-age villages of Cures Sabini and the Orientalizing period grave goods of the tombs at the Eretum necropolis and from inscriptions like the “Cippo di Cures”.
Piazza Duomo, 3
02032, Fara in Sabina
FRI 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 20:00
SAT 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 20:00
SUN 10:00 - 13:00 / 14:00 - 20:00