In Colombarone an archaeological site of great interest, dating from the end of the 3rd to the 19th century AD, was brought to light inside the S. Bartolo Natural Park. In Roman times, this area, and more generally the area adjacent to Via Flaminia, was was widely inhabited, with dwellings consisting mostly of farms. It is in this context that at the end of the 3rd century BC a luxurious villa was built as the rural residence of a rich landowner. This structure featured an entrance articulated around a porticoed courtyard, a main area consisting of two banquet rooms, a thermal bath, the residential area and a large decentralized environment. Subjected to numerous modifications and restoration works, in the 6th c. AD the villa changed its function. Some sectors were abandoned, while the receptive area became a large, apsed place of worship flanked by a bell tower, and the rest of the site was occupied by a cemetery site. Thus, the luxurious rural villa became the Christian church known as Basilica of Saint Cristoforo ad Aquilam. Between the 7th and the 10th c. AD, the basilica itself underwent repeated works that transformed it into a simple church. Work is currently underway for the construction of a small museum where the materials of the various historical periods found on the site will be exhibited.
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Da Pesaro a San Benedetto del Tronto, lungo la costa Adriatica, alla scoperta dei principali porti e approdi frequentati dall’età del bronzo a oggi. Alla foce di fiumi e torrenti, entro piccole baie, promontori e grandi insenature, si svilupparono nell’antichità porti, porti canale, empori o semplici approdi. Questi scali furono il fulcro di una fitta rete di commerci marittimi che hanno dato vita a un intenso dialogo tra oriente e occidente, testimoniato dai ritrovamenti di reperti provenienti da tutto il bacino del Mediterraneo.
|Address||Strada della Romagna , località Colombarone 136/138 Pesaro|
|Phone Number||0721387541 (MuseiCivici) /0721387357 (CasaRossini)|
|Opening Time||1 luglio – 10 settembre: sabato, domenica e festivi 16:00-19:00|
|Visit Time||1 h|
|Entrance Fee||Ingresso con Card Pesaro Cult 3€ (validità annuale, acquistabile presso l’area archeologica)|
|Free Guided Tour||no|
|Guided Tour||su prenotazione allo 0721387541 al costo di 50€|