Sandro Colarieti House and Museum, Uguccione della Faggiola Archaeological Museum
Keeper of the place’s memory is the House-Museum Sandro Colarieti: here is the
archaeological evidence that tells the story of this land not far from the sources of the Marecchia and Tiber rivers, a mountain ridge that in Roman times has seen the flourishing of municipia such as Sassina (in the Savio valley) and Sestinum (in the Foglia valley).
The findings confirm the inhabitation of a mountainous territory already in the Prehistoric period: since the Palaeolithic man has left traces of his pres-ence in the chipped stones and arrow points, that are signs of hunting activ-ity. To prove the existence of rural settlements dating back to the Imperial age are the tombs found in the locations of Pescaia and Calanco in which pottery and oil lamps with the producer’s brand have been unearthed. To-gether with the funerary materials, also findings of the Republican period and the first years of the Empire have been discovered: table and kitchen ceramics, terracotta floor tiles, bronze objects, oil lamps, loom weights and coins. Very interesting is the print of a studded sandal on a tile before bak-ing; significant is also the evidence of the glirarium, a terracotta container in which the dormouses were fattened, a delicacy from the times of Apicio. A discovery that also finds confirmation in other locations in the territory and nearby Sestino, to testify the widespread use of raising domestic ani-mals during Roman times.
These are fragments of everyday life, in the daily experiences of the small inhabited areas of the high valley (besides Casteldelci, Ponte Messa, Pen-nabilli, Maciano) and were most prosperous and active during the first
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