Eremitani Archaeological Museum at Padua
The itinerary of the Eremitani Archaeological Museum at Padua begins with findings from pre-Roman times, coming from necropolises in the area surrounding Padova and dated from the 8th to the 3rd centuries B.C.. Many of the mosaics have been arranged either on the floor or on racks, including the mosaic of Eutherius of the 4th century A.D. Of note is the very beautiful bust of Silenus, the elegant funerary memorial of the young dancer and juggler Claudia Toreuma, and the monumental funerary aedicula of the Volumnii family. Other smaller rooms house Etruscan, Greek and Italiot materials, and two rooms the Egyptian collections. The section devoted to the Via Annia, the wide road built in Roman times to link north-eastern Italy with the rest of the road network of the entire Italian peninsula, was opened in 2008. This project involved the restoration and enhancement of the route which ran to Aquileia, further to the east, crossed the territories of Padova Altino and Concordia, and linked up with a city further south. Scholars are still debating whether this location was Adria or Bologna. Thanks to a multimedial station and touch screen, modern Archaeological Museums along this route can be followed and its history can be better known.
Piazza Eremitani 8, Padova
Tel +39 049 8204551
Fax +39 049 8204585