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  • Archaeological area of Pian di Misano

    (archaeological sites a Marzabotto)
    Archaeological area of Pian di Misano

    Contact: Museo Nazionale Etrusco Pompeo Aria 051 932353
    Via Porrettana sud, 13/15 40043 Marzabotto BO
    Tel. 051 932353 Fax 051 932353  
    Getting here: The archaeological site can be reached from the main road Strada Porrettana, right after Marzabotto, for those driving from Bologna. Car and coach park available. 

    Hours: the archaeological site is always open.
    from April to October: 8-19
    from November to March: 8.00-17.30
    Full price: There is a fee for the museum visit; the archaeological site has free admission.

    In 1831 Mr G. Aria bought these lands in Pian di Misano; since then archaeological findings started to be discovered and collected, after being unearthed by farmers.
In 1933 the archaeological area of Marzabotto and its collection were bought by the Italian State. 
After about a century since the earliest excavations, in 1988 the archaeological council of the region and the department of archaeology of the University of Bologna started new excavations.
    In ancient times, the valley of the Reno river was the main route between the plains and Tuscany, through the Apennines. The Etruscans travelled and traded along these routes for centuries; Marzabotto was established here around the middle of the VI century BC. The town’s origins are embedded in this trading vocation; indeed, the valley linked two communities of Etruscans, those around Bologna and those on the Tirreno sea. Metal handicraft was especially important in the area.

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    Information by Redazione dell'Appennino Bolognese
    Last update: 11/12/15     (NewsID: 5000186)
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