MAF - Museo Archeologico Civico Tobia Aldini, Forlimpopoli

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MAF - Museo Archeologico Civico Tobia Aldini is located in Forlimpopoli. Put MAF - Museo Archeologico Civico Tobia Aldini into our Forlimpopoli travel itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Forlimpopoli.
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  • I went to Forlimpopoli this summer, a lovely Museum! The guide is well prepared and never verbose. Very engaging for children. Throughout the year there are a lot of initiatives and events for both adults and children. The location is impressive as the Museum develops in a medieval castle with a moat, a few steps from the restaurant "casa artusi", which is a must.
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  • The Civic Archaeological Museum of Forlimpopoli Tobia Aldini is housed in the rooms on the ground floor of the fortress contains several interesting local history. We visited during our stop in this city that has ancient origins. The six rooms are exposed, following a chronological order and with thematic exhibitions, numerous witnesses of the history of this area, it is fortuitous discoveries and materials from excavations carried out in the town and the surrounding area. In the Museum you can see artifacts from the Palaeolithic, prehistoric, Roman and medieval remains. Valuable papers that tell us how the population and the transformations since the oldest, for discerning visitors will be like taking a real journey through time who will know and see objects in use in ancient times and in the city, Forum Popili, place of business, founded by the Romans in the 2nd century. BC that reached between the 1st and 3rd century AD its greatest expansion. Inside the rooms are visible the remains of the 12th-century Romanesque cathedral, dedicated to Santa Maria Popiliense, destroyed in 1360 by the Papal army headed by Cardinal Egidio Albornoz d. The Museum was founded in 1961, is named after the maestro Tobia Aldini, who was its Director from 1972 to 2003. The Museum publishes since 1991 annual magazine of local studies "Forlimpopoli documents and studies. The Museum's symbol is the image of the famous wine amphora of Forlimpopoli, the particular and original form.
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  • Forlimpopoli Museum exhibits finds from the local area. In the first room the exhibits are grouped by era, starting from prehistoric times, in display cases with explanatory panels with good lyrics. You can see objects dating back to the Palaeolithic (eg tools Flint), and then the subsequent periods until the Roman period. Everything with the indications of the places where they were found (those who live in the area sees maybe also streets and localities known). The explanatory texts provide references and dates to frame better the age affected from time to time. Don't miss the small room in which was rebuilt a burial with a genuine skeleton dating back to the late Roman age: the information that we were able to obtain, on the person who owned that skeleton, simply from observing the bones. The largest room of the Museum contains, in addition to a rich collection of amphorae, numerous fragments of stone inscriptions, all transcribed in warning signs with plausible deduction parts missing and accompanied by translation. My visit lasted about an hour and a half (by reading everything calmly). In conclusion it is a small but well equipped Museum; the visit takes little time and make a valuable contribution to the culture of the visitor. For those who want to visit this Museum, I can recommend to spend before a few minutes to read up on essential chronology of the various prehistoric and Protohistoric times (Paleolithic, Neolithic, copper age, bronze age, iron age, etc.). It is true that the necessary information is still in the Info Panel, but have the essentials already clear in mind will make it faster to read the explanations. About how to get there, the Museum is accessed from the courtyard of the fortress, in which you enter piazza Fratti. Those coming from outside can find a parking space in the hospital area and walk to the square in a few minutes.
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