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The Roman Cisterns The Cisterne Romane are located under the current Piazza Matteotti, corresponding to the ancient public square of the Roman age, the Forum, right at the northern edge of the town of Amelia. It is the main hydraulic engineering monument designed in the Roman age, which visitors can explore following a suggestive itinerary in the underground passageway of Amelia, discovering its cultural hypogeal heritage. The imposing construction was realized between the 2 and 1 century B.C., when Amelia was promoted to the rank of Municipium—Roman provincial government—and endowed with a se
Civic Archaeological Museum and Civic Art Gallery “Edilberto Rosa” The collections of the Museo Civico Archeologico e Pinacoteca “Edilberto Rosa” are hosted inside the former Boccarini College, which was originally a 13 -14 century Franciscan convent, endowed with its own double cloister and loggias realized in the 16 century. Organized following a thematic progression, inside the three floors of the complex, the display is the fruit of an integral reorganization of the historical-artistic archaeological material of the area. The archaeological section, which consists of manufactured articles
“Sociale” Theater The Teatro Sociale was instituted with the initiative of a group of nobles and bourgeois people from Amelia in 1780. The theater is extraordinarily similar—in architectural style, structuring and design—to the Teatro La Fenice of Venice, which was designed by the Perugian academic Gian Antonio Selva, who was a colleague at the Academy of Design of the Count Stefano Cansacchi, the architect who designed the Teatro Sociale. In 1783, the essential structure was raised, as is indicated in the entablature above the main entrance of the theater, where the motto “HONESTO CIVIUM OBL