Carsulae

Panoramic view

The ancient city of Carsulae is one of the most important archeological sites to learn about the Roman settlement dynamics in the Umbrian territory. 

Populated since the bronze age, it had settlements formed by small fortified connected communities. The establishment of places of worship resulted in the development of the area which became, in the Roman era, an important point of commercial trade between Rome and the Adriatic. 

Construction of the Via Flaminia was a historic turn for the territory which, from that time, became the center of attraction for the surrounding populations due to the importance it has assumed in the area of trading. 

The crisis and subsequent abandoning of the city are tied to two events: an earthquake, documented by the collapse of several sinkholes on which public building were located, and the decay of the tract of Via Flaminia passing through Carsulae

The first archeological digs that resulted in the discovery of epigraphic materials reused in modern buildings, date back to the 16th century.

The archeological area preserves a good part of the cardo maximus (the Via Flaminia) with the original paving in large pavers and numerous buildings among which the Arco di S. Damiano [Arch of S. Damiano], funerary monuments on the outskirts of populated areas, a great quadriform arch at the entrance of the forum, two twin temples, the imposing ruins of an amphitheater, the theater, the area of the forum with the ruins of the basilica, parts of a thermal bath building and several cisterns. 

In addition, the medieval church of S. Damiano is particularly prized, built on the ruins of structures previously constructed by the Roman.

"U.Ciotti" Visitor's and Documentation Centre of Carsulae
Strada di Carsoli, 8 - 05100 Terni
Telephone and Fax: +39 0744 334133
Internet site: www.carsulae.it
E-mail address: info@carsulae.it, carsulae@sistemamuseo.it

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