THE CIVIC ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM
AND ART GALLERY EDILBERTO ROSA
The Archaeological Museum of Amelia opened in 2001 to exhibit the majestic bronze statue of Germanicus, found in 1963 just outside the city walls near Porta Romana.
The Civic Archaeological Museum and the “Edilberto Rosa” Art Gallery are in the premises of the former Boccarini College, originally a 13th-14th century Franciscan convent, featuring a cloister with a double loggia built in the 16th century. The Museum divides into three levels: the ground floor houses the pre-Roman collection with funerary objects belonging to the Umbrian necropolis found during excavation works in the area of the former Agricultural Consortium of Amelia. The visit to the first floor starts with the loricate statue of the Roman general Nero Claudius Drusus known as the Germanicus and continues with the archaeological findings belonging to the imperial period (1st century BC – 1st century AC).
The bronze location was on the campus of the Roman city, the area destined to physical and military exercise of the local youth.
Together with the statue, other finds came to light were and later displayed in the Museum, including a funerary altar and a capital with military trophies and naval rostrums.
The second floor houses the remains of the necropolis found along the Via Amerina just outside the city walls.
The tour ends with the Art Gallery where works from the city’s palaces and churches, dating back to between the 16th and 17th centuries, are exhibited as well as the only work still present in the city, a canva depicting Saint Anthony the Abbot, painted by Piermatteo d ‘Amelia, one of the great Umbrian masters of the early Renaissance.
The itinerary is full of suggestive videos that catapult the viewer into the period of imperial Ameria. The installation Germanico Cesare welcomes you … “one-step from the empire” inaugurated in 2019 on the second millennium of his death: watch the video of Roman Amelia, and listen to Germanicus himself, who tells you his story.
Saturday, Sunday and holidays
10 a.m – 1 p.m | 3,30 p.m – 5.30 p.m
Piazza Augusto Vera 10 – Amelia
T. 0744 978120