The Medieval Museum Of Fossanova
The museum was conceived as being a Medieval Museum that was in the Middle Ages, thus re-proposing moments of medieval life in the suggestive surroundings offered by the ancient 12th century Cistercian Foresteria or Guesthouse in Fossanova. This is a grand and unique atmosphere that brings for the majesty of the hall, equal to any of the buildings in the Abbey complex.
The museum display begins the second phase of the history of Privernum. At the beginning of the Middle Ages, the inhabitants began to shift the location and alter the character of the Roman city that from now known as Piperno. Above all in this place, one can better comprehend and admire many examples of the daily life from that time. That then bring us to the masterpiece of the Museum, a precious eleventh century fresco of the Virgin Mary in typical Byzantine royal majestic style.
After Privernum, the museum presents us Fossanova, showing us the architecture of the Abbey complex and the aspects of the Cistercian monks’ way of life. The monastic buildings are reproduced in large and intimate models that illustrate the life that took place within.