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VILLA RUSTICA MONTETORTO.
Alla Scoperta di una villa romana
Leaving behind the city centre, you can reach Casenuove, a little fraction in the countryside of Osimo. Here, on the hill of Montetorto, it was discovered a significant production system of oil and wine, built perhaps between I century BC and the IV/V century AC. Once, it was probably part of a roman rustic villa. Today it is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Italy. In a hundred square meters area, surrounded by olive groves and vineyards, rose the pars fructuaria, made of huge wine and olive presses and conservation cells of the products. Unfortunately, during the excavation work, the archaeologists couldn’t find the pars urbana, that is the inhabited part of the villa. That’s why today it is considered a factory, to where people living in the area carried their grapes and olives in order to produce wine and oil. This kind of industry had a key position, sited along the river Musone and the intersection of the most important trade routes, such as the Flaminia.
In the IV century, next to the roman system, rose a handmade production centre of pottery and metal. In fact, here there were found some tools and pots. Today the Archeological Museum of the city hosts the most meaningful findings of the area.