The small museum of the Domvs Romana is built around the remains of a rich, aristocratic roman town house (domvs) which was accidentally discovered in 1881. Although very little remains from the house itself, the intricate mosaics, which survived for centuries as well as the artefacts found within the remains are testimony enough of the original richness and story of this fantastic abode.
Reasons to Visit
- An opportunity to understand the private life and habits of a Roman aristocrat.
- Mosaic floors that adorned the various rooms of this Roman town house.
- The only set of marble statues portraying the Emperor Claudius and his family that can be seen in a private house anywhere in the Roman empire.
- An interesting collection of common and imported household items used.