Founded by veterans of the Emperor Octavian Augustus in the last quarter of the 1st century BC in the Middle Valley of the Tanaro, corresponding to the ancient Liguria, Augusta Bagiennorum was of strategic importance for control of transit between the Po Valley, the sea, valleys of tributaries of the Po and the Alpine passes. The remains are located in the plain of Roncaglia, about two km from the village of Bene Vagienna; they were brought to light between 1892 and 1909 from benesi scholars excavations Joseph Assandria and John Cowhide in the context of an enterprise from archaeological advent
It was established in the early 1900s in the 18th-century palazzo Lucerne of Rorà by Joseph Assandria and John Cowhide, which devised the site of Roman Augusta Bagiennorum (modern Roncaglia plain) and I conducted, between 1892 and 1925, a series of archaeological excavations that brought to light the main public and private buildings. The exhibition reflects the criteria of museography, and has been preserved also in the recent restoration. The Alexandria room brings together ancient walled marble jambs, various architectural elements (mouldings, capitals) and objects of common use, ornamental
Excavations of Pollenzo and archaeological pollentina area; Picture Gallery with works by artists from the 16th century citizens. in the early twentieth century, a small section, not staged, arms, diplomas, memorabilia and memories risorgimental localii.