Context - The territory

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

Archaeological investigations identified the pars fructuaria , or pars rustica according to some scholars, south of the late antiquity residence, recognisable by remaining structures of warehouses used to store farming products. This discovery underlines the important role held by the villa as a centre of economic and productive activity.


In fact, the late antiquity residence harmoniously combined otium, negotium and oficium within public and private routes that still unfold in its spaces, as if it were a miniature city that probably belonged to a high-ranking member of the Roman senatorial aristocracy.
According to some scholars, its four constituent nuclei, rather different in terms of size and iconographic styles, might lead us to think of an extension built to a direct imperial commission. Its rooms, pervaded by mythological, realistic and generic scenes, offer visitors the magnitude of a civilisation rich in culture and dedicated to celebrating the empire.

A dignified setting dedicated to the myth of Arion

The Latifundium

A room dedicated to the sea

The Mansio, a stopping place

The composition of the spaces

The myth of Orpheus

A decoration that marks time

Date Clues

Pars Fructuaria e Pars Rustica

A large banquet hall

The layout of the rooms

The public rooms of the Villa

The Mansio of Sophiana

The room of the seasons

The Peristyle of the Villa