Archaeological Museum

In the Abbey of San Nilo is an archaeological museum with a rich collection of archaeological finds from the surrounding villas, the catacombs, or donations of Abbey protectors. The collection boasts a grand ancient stele (a seated youth from the V-VI century BC), as well as marble finds, sarcophagi, coins, pottery and portraits (including one of Alexander the Great and one of Constantine).

In the art-historical collection is worth mentioning Islamic and Sicilian ceramics, sacred objects such as omophorion (Episcopal in silk and gold from 1300) and frescoes of the nearby medieval church. A special feature is the reconstruction of the ipogeo (underwater tomb) called “delle Ghirlande”, a Roman sepulchre of the imperial age found near the Catacombs ad Decimum.


Guide of Grottaferrata

Guide of Grottaferrata

In Roman times, this area was occupied by the rich aristocratic Roman villas such as Marcus Tullius Cicero. By the […]