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Museum of the Opera

Witness of Castle of Imperiale

Museum of the Opera


At First Level

With the deliberation of the Regional Council n. 2280 of 12.29.2007 published on the BURC n.5 of 4th february 2008 the Museum of Castle Area has acquired the status of regional interest.
Museum of Castle Area is made up of all the architectural, archaeological, sculptural and settlement testimonies of the original part of the city of Sant'Angelo dei Lombardi, better known as the Castle of the Imperiale.
The whole defensive system and the museum exhibition area could be defined as a true archeological site of great value for the articulated stratigraphic presence of the elevated, with the presence of the early 11th century cathedral, partially collapsed and embedded in the southwest wing of the Castle with paintings and baptismal font.
The harmony of the courtyard area is also enriched by arches and monumental steps with high quality plastic decorations that give the complex a certain artistic wealth.
Inside the stately building, a large, rectangular-shaped ground-floor environment houses the collection of movable property, a collection of archaeological finds that came to light after the post-earthquake surveys of 1980, in order to restore building close to the defense tower, the structures of the old cathedral.
The environment, which recalls the monumental character of the Castle, is distinguished by a particular vertical link in the center. It is a spiral staircase between brickwork and stone, which starts from the floor and goes downwards, or inside the floor, for a depth of about 20 m. An architectural peculiarity of the Swabian-Angevic period for useful defense links.

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  The finds are identified in classes of:

  • Achromatic and achromatic decorated ceramics: amphorae, water lilies, jugs, small jars, oil lamp and bowls.
  • Painted ceramic: amphorae, small amphoras, jugs. The fragmentary pitale is uncommon and attested.
  • Painted glass: ring cups, wall bowls, cooked dishes, plates and a refresher.
  • Pottery: documented mugs, cups, bowls, basins.
  • Graffita ceramic: mugs, cups, bowls, plates.
  • Enamelled ceramic with blue drawings: ring cups, plates, jugs
  • Glazed ceramic enamel white: bottles, small jugs, bowls, basins, plates
  • Glazed ceramic medieval post: jugs, small jugs, bowls, plates
  • Glass finds:, stones, bones, terracotta, metals, bottles and coins. The oldest coin dates back to 1294

Immerse yourself in history, a step in the future, reviving the splendors that the ancient walls of the Imperial Castle have been able to preserve and tell !

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