Tuscia and Rocca Farnese Prehistory Museum

The Museum  is located in the highest part of the village of Valentano,in the heart of the historic centre.
Opened in 1996,it is divided into two main sections: the prehistoric, Etruscan and Roman (first floor), and the medieval, Renaissance and modern (second floor).
Prehistoric-Etruscan-Roman Section
The entire prehistoric section is located on the first floor. There are exhibits from the Tuscia: Chopper (cutting tool used by the first hominids), Bifacials, scrapers, retouched spikes, brooches, funerary kits and engraved pebbles, integrated by a didactic department that analyses the themes of Prehistory of central Italy starting from the Lower Palaeolithic crossing the Neolithic, the Copper Age, the Bronze Age, to end with a small section on the Iron Age.
In the Etruscan section is exposed the collection donated by Bishop Mons. John of Abeywickrama. There are Villanovan ceramics, Etruscan, penthouses, Corinthian, Phoenician glass pastes, bronzes and bone figures.
The first floor ends with the Roman section, where there are exhibits from Valentano: coins, millstones and architectural elements.
Medieval-Renaissance-modern section
Wedding Plate with the emblem Farnese/Orsini
This part of the museum revolves around the history of the Rocca Farnese and tells the development of the territory of Valentano from the High Middle Ages to the contemporary age, with particular attention to the Farnese family who ruled you during the Duchy of Castro.
 The tour inside the castle ends with a visit to the top of the octagonal tower, which dominates the village, from which you can admire the panorama.





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