Luogo - Museum
Where via Lauri, 1, Segni (Roma)
The Museum is housed in the ancient Palazzo della Comunità, built in the 13th century in the heart of the ancient historic centre. It was opened to the public for the first time in 2001, with an exhibition itinerary dedicated to the ancient city, and recently enlarged to house new acquisitions regarding not only the town, but also the nearest suburban area, the territory and, as a sort of museum with a museum, the mediaeval town. Apart from a wide and simple panel system with models and axonometric reconstructions, the educational itinerary is enriched by sculptural units of remarkable interest, numerous sacred and burial inscriptions, decorative architectural elements, and an ample collection of ceramic materials of the Roman and Mediaeval ages. Segni still preserves archaeological and architectonical complexes, and precious works of art that enable visitors to understand its strategic importance and its economic, political, and cultural value during the Roman age, as well as its fundamental role as diocesan capital and seat chosen by numerous popes in the Mediaeval age.