Antiquarium (Archaeological museum)

Antiquarium (Archaeological museum)

The intensive erosion that has affected the river Panaro in recent decades has brought to light major testimonies of numerous prehistoric sites and traces of historical times in the municipal areas of Spilamberto and San Cesario.

The archaeological exhibition presents three main episodes of settlements: the first refers to a rather ancient aspect of the square-mouth vase culture (mid-Neolithic - mid-5th millennium B.C.); the second, which documents the succession of several periods of the Chassey - Lagozza Culture (recent Neolithic - end of 5th and first half of 4th millennium B.C.); a third with relevant necropolis attributable to the Spilamberto Group (Aeneolithic - early centuries of the 3rd millennium B.C.).
The exhibition is completed by materials from the excavation of two water wells dating back to the Roman age, one of which partially re-assembled in the exhibition premises and whose long use ended with their definitive abandonment between the end of the 6th and the start of the 7th century A.D.

Opening hours

From 7 June 2020 till the end of covid19 emergency, the Museum opens on Sunday with the following opening times: 10.00 am - 1.00 pm and 3.30 pm - 6.30 pm (it's necessary to book in advance).

Getting there

By car: Modena Sud motorway exit and then turn left in the direction of Spilamberto along the SS 623 Passo Brasa state road, also called Vignolese.