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Russi’s remarkable Roman Villa is probably the most important rural villa in Northern Italy. Built in the 1st century AD it was continuously inhabited till the middle of the 4th century. It includes the villa, spas, the kitchen and a wide workshop area.

The origin of the settlement is dated towards the end of the first century B.C., but the most active period in which the villa developed and grew was between the I and the II century A.D.. The villa is sorrounded by an arcade and has two peristyles; it's divided in two parts: from one side the residential part, which is decorated with beautifully elegant mosaics, on the other side the working area, made of buildings which reflects rural activities. Recently, archaelogical excavations have found also the thermal baths area.

The villa is sorrounded by a green area, a preserved natural environment of about 13 hectares. In the villa's area there's a didactic space for education activities.

The local "Museo Civico", which is located inside Russi's stronghold "Rocca del Castello", hosts a Collection of archaeological findings from the villa which include everyday tools, wall decorations and other objects illustrating how life used to be at the time (reservations for groups: tel. 0544 587641).

Archeologia in Emilia Romagna



Villa Romana
Address: Via Fiumazzo, 25 - Russi - 48026 (RA)
Tel: 0544 581357
Fax: 0544 581357
E-mail: russi.villaromana@beniculturali .it
URL: https://auditoriumcorelli.it/_files/200000008-0306d0400c/450/_STE5851%20rid.jpg

How to get there
Located about 2 km from the historical town center, Ravenna direction. Car and bus park. Accessible to disabled. See here for the map.

Last update: 13/02/2018 (Redazione di Russi)

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