Traces and archaeological finds tell the history of Umbria, a region that experienced great civilizations such as the Umbrians, the Etruscans and the Romans.
The Umbrians, called by the ancient authors gens antiquissima italiae, being considered as one of the oldest people living in the peninsula, are believed to have arrived in Italy in the second millennium BC. They occupied an area that extended, in the classical era, from the upper Tiber valley to the Adriatic Sea.
The Etruscans expansion confined the Umbrians to the east bank of the river. From the Etruscan-Roman period are still visible in the cities walls, gates, wells and other civil engineering structures. They gradually settled in the land that had previously belonged to the Umbrians, occupying the entire western part of the region.
The subsequent expansion of the Romans in Umbria, from the IV century BC, left extensive records of finds in the area that survived to sacks and medieval urban expansions.
Museums are custodians of these important evidences. The Umbrian ones can be discovered in Gubbio, in the Archaeological Collection of the Civic Museum of Palazzo dei Consoli.
Remarkable is the Etruscan and Roman heritage of finds kept in Perugia at the National Archaeological Museum, in Orvieto at the Museum "Claudio Faina" and at the Civic Museum, in Assisi at the Roman Forum and at the Archaeological Collection, in Amelia at the Archaeological Civic Museum.
You can immerse yourself in ancient history along the archaeological parks of Otricoli and Carsulae or at the Necropolis of Palazzone and Tomb of the Volumni in Perugia.
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Orvieto, Museo “Claudio Faina” e Museo Civico
Bettona, Museo della città
Terni, Anfiteatro romano
Gubbio, Museo civico Palazzo dei Consoli
Spoleto, Casa romana
Terni, Parco Archeologico di Carsulae e Centro visita e documentazione "U. Ciotti"
Assisi, Foro romano e collezione archeologica
Campello sul Clitunno, Tempietto
Bevagna, Museo Civico
Terni, Museo archeologico - CAOS (CENTRO ARTI OPIFICIO SIRI)