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August 12, 2020

Roman Traces in the Territory


  • Baschi

Visiting time

  • 2 days

How to get there

  • Car required

The presence of the Romans in the Orvieto area is rather limited and sporadic. However in the municipality of Baschi it becomes more relevant. There are traces of urban settlements (some isolated country villas) and structures related to manufacturing (Fornace di Scoppieto) and commerce (Porto di Pagliano). For this last fundamental aspect the presence of the Tiber river as a trade/communication route to Rome was invaluable.

The archaeological site has brought to light an ancient kiln used for the realization of tableware ceramics for everyday use.

This exhibition space collects Roman objects unearthed at the site of Scoppieto and an altar dedicated to the “god Tiber” found near Corbara lake. In addition, a reproduction of the Roman kiln and model ships depicting those used by the Romans to navigate the Tiber are exhibited.