In 2005, excavation works for the construction of a new building brought to light the remnants of a Roman villa.
Image gallery: Roman villa of S. Paolo
Accidentally in S. Paolo remnants of a Roman construction have been excavated. Further researches showed that the excavations were remnants of a villa.
Up to the year 2010 already 27 rooms in total could have been exposed. What is really worth seeing is a floor mosaic which is nearly complete extant.
Apparently the construction dates back to the 4th century. In this period of time, as a reaction to the sensitive situation in the Roman Empire, many beautiful villas were built. The so-called “possessors”, the few large landowners, used to give expression to their power in this way. Above all the forecourt, in which subjects seeking shelter were welcomed, were lavishly equipped.
A public access to the discovery place is designated and is, however, being developed. We are going to keep you up to date!