La Fenice Area Archeologica
An interesting archeological site in Senigallia lets you feel like an archeologist yourself. The Roman era ruins were found while renovations were being carried out on the neighboring theater, La Fenice, in 1989. A full excavation was carried out, and the path you follow when visiting the ruins is the same one used by the archeologists during their work to reveal the ancient structure.
At the center is an intersecting point that marked the southern boundary of ancient Sena. The paving stones are still visible, with ruts from chariot wheels well defined in the streets. To the left was an area dedicated to the market and tavernas, with stalls that sold food and drinks, sort of like a Roman version of fast food. Across from it was a noble residence, where the paving stones are arranged in a decorative herring bone pattern. They found 130 graves from the medieval period, left intact as they were found. It is an interesting journey, and the artifacts found on the site are in the museum next door.
Winter - Saturday from 4:00 PM til 8:00 PM; Sunday from 10:30 AM til 12:30 PM and from 4:00 PM til 8:00 PM. Weekdays by reservation.
Summer - from 9:00 PM til midnight.
Entrance is free.
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Address in Senigallia:
Viale Giacomo Leopardi, 1.
Ph. (+39) 071 662 9266.