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Massaciuccoli Romana
Photo © Alice Russolo
Photo © Alice Russolo

Massaciuccoli Romana

Archaeological sites

The archeological area with villas and Roman baths

Massaciuccoli Romana is a splendid archeological area located in the municipality of Massarosa, on the banks of Massaciuccoli Lake and includes the villa, the building with the mosaic and the museum.
Here you can visit the ruins of the villa that once belonged to the Venulei family, built at the beginning of the 1st century AD, which conserves a monumental thermal complex situated in a panoramic position from which visitors can admire a view of the lake, the coast and the sea.

Heading down the path through the olive groves, visitors will come across a second building of Roman age, discovered in the 1930s and which today is part of the “Guglielmo Lera” exhibition pavilion.
Inside the building, there is a small thermal area where traces of some rooms can still be seen, part of the heating system and the floor mosaic of the frigidarium, decorated with imaginary animals in white and black tiles.

Massaciuccoli Romana
Massaciuccoli Romana - Credit: Daniele Napolitano

The exhibition pavilion also offers the chance to follow an itinerary that narrates the daily life of Massaciuccoli between the 1st and 4th centuries AD through a selection of meaningful objects.
In the area across from the pavilion, under a large protective tensile structure, new archeological excavations are underway, which have allowed researchers to discover new spaces.

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