A little gem between clouds and sea
The Archaeological Museum of Sarsina is one of the best kept secrets of Romagna
Sarsina, hometown of the greatest Roman comic playwright Plautus, is a small town in the Appenines, far from the Adriatic Coast. In this picturesque village lies a small treasure that only few people know. In an ancient palace of the old town is located the Archaeological Museum, one of the most important museums of Roman civilization in northern Italy, for the richness and variety of its exhibits. The finds, almost exclusively of local origin, covering an extended range of time, from Prehistory to Late antiquity, but particularly from the Roman period, testify that Sarsina, a small community on the Apennines, in the past was not an insignificant and isolated village but rather a centre of profitable trade. The exhibition opens with a large group of funerary inscriptions that offer a cross-section of the ancient Sassina. Of exceptional interest is the large mosaic polychrome floor called the “Triumph of Dionysus”.
Very important are also the references of many cults, linked to the Greek world (Jupiter, Minerva, Apollo), to the Italic-Roman tradition and to the Eastern world. In the museum is kept, in fact, a group of statues representing Phrygian and Egyptian deities, which constituted the most important shrines dedicated to these cults in northern Italy.
via Cesio Sabino, 39 - Sarsina (FC)
ticket office +39 0547.94641
Fall / Winter/Spring (from 16th September to 14th June):
From Tuesday to Thursday 8.30 - 14.00
Fridays, Saturdays and the first Sunday of each month: 13.30 - 19.00
Other Sundays: 8,30 - 14.00
Summer (from 15th June to 15th September):
Tuesdays and Fridays: 8.30 - 14.00
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays 13.30 - 19.00
For guided tours: tel. 0547.94641
Closed on Mondays
Normally closed January 1st, May 1st, December 25th
Ticket office closes 30 minutes before closing time. Last adimission: 30 minutes before closing time.
Full: 3,00 €
Reduced 2,00 € (Young people aged between 18 and 25 years, upon presentation of valid identity card or passport);
Free of charge for all people under 18 years upon presentation of valid identity card or passport, the first sundays of each month from October to March and on December 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, August 14th, 15th and 28th;
for citizens of non-EU Countries, only upon mutual agreement.