Verucchio is the cradle of a Villanovan civilization

Only a few steps from Rimini, in just 15 minutes by car, the hamlet of Verucchio stands on a hill of about 330 meters, the ideal destination for those who want a fascinating "jump" into an ancient past, which began on the top of this cliff, between the Apennines and the Adriatic coast, almost 3000 years ago.


Today the discoveries and archaeological research that tell the story of the Villanova-Etruscan community that flourished from the 9th to the 7th century BC are perfectly preserved in the Archaeological Museum set up in the convent of Saint Augustine in the heart of the medieval hamlet.

Surely you don't know it, but you will find yourself face-to-face with unique still-preserved objects made of organic material, which time hardly keeps intact except in particular conditions, and which represent an important point of reference for understanding many aspects of the material culture of the time, which would otherwise remain unknown.

These include woolen clothes, wooden furnishings (thrones, footrests, tables), wicker containers and helmets, and foodstuffs of an animal or vegetable nature, which, together with the very valuable amber jewels and other objects that made up the funerary accessories form a collection that is unique in the world for the historical period to which it belongs.