Luogo - Archaeological Area

Domus Romana

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Archaeological Site is located in the basement of the house for elderly "Canuto Borelli", owned by city. Archaeological remains consist mainly from the remains of a domus of the second half of the first century AC. The building stood eighty meters north of the western city gate (Red Tower), which closed the decumannus (coinciding with today's Corso Alfieri). Among the remains of particular interest, carpet mosaic floor decorating the earthenware white dining room (triclinium): the mosaic has white background with the insertion of rectangular tiles round and rhomboid in colored marble, is decorated with figures of fish and twigs of ivy, and is bordered by two frames in black and white tiles.

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