Thursday, November 12, 2020


City under the dominion of Capena at first. It became later a Roman colony already thriving around 500/400 BC, famous as home to the Temple of Feronia and for the large market

Feronia was an ancient Italic goddess of the sources, woods, everything that comes out of the ground in the light of the sun and also goddess of the freed slaves

It was sacked by Hannibal in 211 BC

In late Republican it was called Colonia Iulia Felix Lucus Feroniae

It was prosperous in the imperial period with major restorations at the time of Trajan (98/117)

Identified in 1952, excavations since 1962

Archaeological Museum

Room One

Collection of statues of Augustus and of members of his family found in the small TEMPLE OF AUGUSTUS (Augusteum)

Room Two

Objects of the ancient populations of the area around the city, objects from the necropolis and from the rural settlements

The museum will be expanded

Archaeological site


114 x 21 m (374 x 69 feet)

Portico with tabernae bordering the Great Baths. Nearby area with horrea (warehouses)

On one side Basilica communicating with a small temple adjacent to the Augusteum


End of the first century AD not far from the Forum, among the smallest found in Italy, built at the expense of M. Silius Epaphroditus, a generous citizen

It was built near a small thermal complex perhaps private

Villa of the Gens Volusia

Powerful family from Cingoli in the Marche region. They moved to Rome in the first century BC and soon they became very important and prominent

Originally the house was twice as big now

Beautiful mosaics in black and white and polychrome especially in the lararium (room of the house where people used to pray)

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