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Museo Civico Archeologico "Pietro e Turiddo Lotti" | Comune di Ischia di Castro (VT) - Assessorato alla Cultura

Discover the Collection of the Civic Archaeological Museum “Pietro and Turiddo Lotti” of Ischia di Castro

In the Civic Archaeological Museum “Pietro and Turiddo Lotti” of Ischia di Castro you can find archaeological finds and works of art from the municipal territory, from Prehistory to the Renaissance!

A series of thematic rooms, arranged in succession on the two floors of the Museum, will take you on a discovery of the history of the territory and the people who lived there in the past.

In the Museum, the itinerary is divided into:

Preistoria - Museo Civico Archeologico Pietro e Turiddo Lotti di Ischia di Castro
Preistoria – Museo Civico Archeologico Pietro e Turiddo Lotti di Ischia di Castro

Prehistory

Room dedicated to Prof. Ferrante Rittatore Vonwiller, where artifacts from the Settecannelle Cave (Paleolithic, Neolithic, Copper and Bronze Ages) are on display;


Etruscan Phase

The Corridor and First Floor display many artifacts dating to the Etruscan Age: ceramic materials, grave goods, and statues from the House Tomb and the Bronze Tomb;

Museo Civico Archeologico Pietro e Turiddo Lotti di Ischia di Castro
Museo Civico Archeologico Pietro e Turiddo Lotti di Ischia di Castro

Roman Age

Room dedicated to finds from the Selvicciola locality, with ceramic materials, lapidarium, objects of daily life;


Lombard Age

Materials from the Selvicciola Necropolis, with reconstruction of some tombs and their covers;


Middle Ages and Renaissance

The last Room displays paintings from the Hermitage of Poggio Conte, a 13th-century monastic-hermitage community, and architectural finds from the ancient city of Castro, designed by Antonio da Sangallo the Younger and destroyed in 1649 by the papal army on the orders of Pope Innocent X (Giovan Battista Pamphilj).


Exhibition Halls

On the second floor, the Museum has rooms to be used for temporary exhibitions: at this time, materials from Vulci (sphinxes and statues pertinent to the cult of Mithras) are on display; from August 5, 2023, the Biga of Castro will again be on view