Under the current abbey of Borgo San Dalmazzo, some archaeological remains have been rediscovered and they testify the different phases of life of the site. There is a variety of finds, starting with some tombs of what was an extra-urban necropolis remain from the time of the Roman Pedona, reaching up to the Romanesque church (11th-12th century), which represents the last phase before the 15th century remake.
The site is connected to the Abbey’s museum through a corridor, where the organization of the spaces of the monastery during the late medieval times can be observed. A staircase, below which the remains of the church of the Lombard age are visible, leads to the crypt made in a romanesque style (11th-12th century).
After that, there are some tombs of the 11th-12th century, which were part of the cemetery connected to the church, and they can be observed along a corridor attached to the eighteenth-century abbey villa. Just beyond, there are the remains of two burials with incineration from the Roman age. Finally, you can observe the funerary enclosure relating to the latter age, which includes a tomb that was used for inhumation: this testifies to the prolonged use of the necropolis until the 4th-5th century.
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The site is located below the abbey of Borgo San Dalmazzo: for more information, click here.