Spoleto

National archeologic museum - Spoleto

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Tourist information and welcome office
Piazza della Libertà 7 - 06049 Spoleto
info@iat.spoleto.pg.it
The museum has been located since 1985 in the ex convent of Sant'Agata , a medieval complex built over the Roman theatre (1st century B.C.) that preserved the cavea (the seats for the spectators) but alterated the scena (the area where spectacles took place). 

The recently renewed exhibition has items from the town and the surrounding area, especially the Valnerina, which had close cultural ties with  Spoleto.  One floor is entirely dedicated to recent excavations in Spoleto, starting with the earliest settlement that rose on the hill of Sant'Elia during the Bronze Age, through to the Latin colony of Spoletium, which became municipium in 241  B.C.. All exhibits have critical and explanatory information about meaning and social function. There are also some items from the excavation of the theatre which will form a specific section in the future. These include honorary portraits for propagating power and decorative sculptures.