Archaeological Museum

ex San Francesco Convent - Piazza della Libertà,1

Tel.: 0734/759670 - 333/5816389 (Cultural Association Minerva) Fax: 0734/710487

E-mail: minerva.falerone@libero.it - segreteria@comunefalerone.it

Web: www.parcoarcheologico.it



The Falerone archaeological collection was started in 1777 and has expanded during the following centuries with the finds that came to light from the site of the ancient Falerio Picenus (nowadays part of Piane di Falerone). The first arrangement of the Falerone museum dates back to 1928 and was situated inside the Town Hall. The current exhibition, now in the premises of the former convent of San Francesco, goes back to1966.

The current graphic museum, covers a total space of approximately 100 m2., and is divided into three rooms with just one showcase and with the stone arte facts positioned on the ground, on the wall or on special pedestals. Taking also into account also the materials in the depots, the Falerone Museum has about three hundred pieces; of these, a small percentage is made up of ceramic material of pre-proto historic age, while the remainder of the collection all belongs to the Roman civilization. These are mainly inscribed gravestones, sculptures, architectural elements, tiles, amphora, mosaics etc. ... Almost all of the material preserved here is the property of the Municipality of Falerone and comes exclusively from the site of the ancient Falerio Picenus or from its ager, of which for the most part the remains of the theatre are visible.

Type: Archaeology






Archaeological Park Falerio Picenus

Tel.: 0734/759670 - 333/5816389 (Cultural Association Minerva) Fax: 0734/710487

E-mail: minerva.falerone@libero.it - segreteria@comunefalerone.it

Web: www.parcoarcheologico.it


The Archaeological Park is formed mainly by the urban area of the ancient city of Falerio Picenus, complemented by adjacent cemetery areas and by the suburban villas. The whole area, for an extension of about 30 hectares, can roughly be divided into two parts: the first, the central one, mostly affected by construction done from the 1970s onwards; the second, towards east and the north, basically not urbanized, almost entirely cultivated and therefore suitable for research and development interventions. The entire extension, which is practically flat, develops along the SS 210 road, with the main area of the North on the same road. The area is split by via del Pozzo, which follows approximately the direction of the ancient cardo; the road leading to the theatre on the other hand, runs along the decamanus.

Even nowadays the theatre is stands as monumental building which, although plundered in its decoration, it stands out, isolated in the middle of the countryside, in the shade of an oak tree, at the end of a short driveway.

It is one of the best-preserved Roman theatres in the Marche and is still used during the summer for many performances. The first and second order of the tiers (media and ima cavea), part of the stage building, the prospect of the proscenium in circular and rectangular niches, alternating at the base of the wall of facade are currently preserved and have been recently restored,.

The presence of the Archaeological Civic Museum in Falerone, at about two kilometres from the archaeological area allows for a deeper knowledge of the ancient Roman city, illustrating the aspects of material culture, of craft production (instrumentum domesticum) and for local artistic events (inscribed cippus and funerary altars, statues and architectural sculptures), and provides valuable information, through Epigraphic documentation on administrative and territorial systems, on buildings and public works. As well as in the Archaeological Museum in Falerone, which among other things exhibit the Augustan-era statues from the theatre, many remains of the Roman city are preserved in several museums: floor mosaics in the Vatican Museums, and in the Archaeological Museum of Ascoli Piceno, a beautiful head of Augustus and various architectural fragments at the Antiquarium of Fermo and in the national Archaeological Museum of the Marche, in Ancona.


Services: Welcome Area, Ticket-office, Conference Room, Room or laboratory for teaching activities, Projection Room audio/video, Study and research room/s, Disabled Access


Opening hours:


Archaeological Museum: every day from Sunday 7th to Wednesday 31st from 16:00/19:00

Archaeological Park Falerio Picenus: Sunday 7th, Sunday, 17th, Saturday 20th, Sunday 21st, Saturday 27th, Sunday 28th from 16:00/19:00



Entrance fee

Cumulative (entrance to the archaeological park and the museum): € 5,00

Comulative - reduced Price (entrance to the archaeological park and the museum): € 3,00

Entrance to the museum for schools (archaeological park and the museum): € 4,00 for each students

Guided tour: € 2,00

Guided tour for groups (from 11 to 25 components): € 20,00

Free: Disabled, under 6 years old, resident of the municipality of Falerone

Reductions: over 65s and under 18 yaers old

Special price for Cultural, Scientific and promotional Association to be determinated with the managing authority

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