Exhibitions and guided tours until May 4th, 2014

The Castle of Santa Severa opens after ten years

Il Castello di Santa Severa

E. Bramati


Rome - The Castle of Santa Severa has just opened temporarily on April 25th, 2014, after ten years of renovation works. It overlooks the coast of Rome from the point where the ancient city of Pyrgi, the port of Cerveteri, was established.

The building was created in the 14th century and went through different construction phases until the 16th century. In 1482 it became a property of the Odine del Santo Spirito, which owned it until 1980.
Today the property belongs to the Region of Lazio and is managed by the Town of Santa Marinella thanks to a Local Committee.

On the occasion of the opening, until May 4th, 2014, this committee organized a calendar of events and guided tours, that will take place every day starting at noon. Through a specific itinerary, visitors will have the opportunity to discover the arches of Innocenzo XII and Urbano VIII, the Church of the Assunta, the Baptistery of St. Severa and St. Lucy, the early Christian church, and the archaeological site of the Sala del Nostromo, until the Grande Giardino.

Three exhibitions are organized in parallel with the itinerary: "Santa Severa tra leggenda e realtà storica. Recenti scavi e scoperte nel castello”, focused on the archeological campaign carried on between 2003 and 2009, “Abiti d’epoca: la storia dell’abito femminile attraverso i secoli” and a group exhibition of local painters.



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