Villa Romana di Russi

The archaeological site of Russi covers about 8000 square meters. The archaeological remains consists mainly of a rural Roman house, to which are connected the thermal baths, an oven and store rooms. In the house there are different typology floor, the mains are mosaics with white and black decorations. The Villa is composed of a central rectangular construction surrounded by porticoes or porches with columns built in brick. Some of the findings from the excavations of the Roman Villa are exhibited in the National Museum in Ravenna. Other than the decorated plaster, already mentioned, there are metal and terra-cotta objects and numerous vases in ceramic and glass, the major part of which were found under the floor in room n. 5 where they were used to form the under floor honey-comb layer put down during refurbishing works to the proprietors living quarters in the I-II centuries A.D.

Site Details

CODE IT-45-RA/VRRu
LOCATION Via Fiumazzo, 25/b, Russi
PERIOD 1th BC - 2th century AC
SETTLEMENTS other
private building
thermal baths
PERIOD OF EXCAVATION 1939-1999
OWNERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT Superintendence for the archaeological heritage of Emilia-Romangna
PUBLIC ACCESS ticket
SITE PROTECTIONS Devices of Accessing Restriction
Drainage System
Plan Regular Maintenance
CREATED BY Ermanno Carbonara