Monday, November 16, 2020


Altitude 173 m (570 feet). 5,000 inhabitants

Maybe on the site of the ancient city of Sabatia which gave the original name to Lake Bracciano (Lacus Sabatinus) and with which the findings of Etruscan chamber tombs with rich furnishings in the Olivetello district kept in the Archaeological Museum have to be connected

Museo Civico Archeologico Etrusco-Romano

Civic  Archaeological Museum Etruscan-Roman

On the ground floor of the TOWN HALL

TOMB OF THE FLABELLI (fans) 650/630 BC, found intact with amazing "Bronze flabellum" which gave its name to the grave

"Two jars on supports"

"Fragments of wagon" and other about 60 various objects

"Intact burial of warrior" of the eighth century BC from Rigostano with ornaments and weapons, found in 1989

There are also kits from La Macchia, Pianura, La Bellera

Chiesa dell'Assunta

Church of the Assumption

Built during the sixteenth century, renovated in the years 1786/94

Apse grandiose "Transit and crowning of the Virgin Mary" 1517 by an unknown painter influenced by Raffaello Sanzio


Modern copy (1942) of the "Triptych with Jesus Enthroned, the Virgin Mary and St. John" the oldest reproduction (thirteenth century by di Nicolò di Pietro Paolo and his son Pietro) of the acheropita image (not painted by human hand) kept in the Sancta Sanctorum in Piazza S. Giovanni Laterano

S. Caterina

St. Catherine

It was built over an ancient Roman building of which remain some blind arches in opus reticulatum of black flint

"Sepulchral monument of the abbot Tommaso Silvestri (1744/89)" the greatest Italian educator of the deaf and inventor of the "phonic method"

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