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Summary (English)

  • Roman farm found inside the “Colli di Enea” (RM) residential developement, on a flat spur between two streams, the Fosso di Crocetta and the Polledrara, beside the Roman road which led from Lavinium to Ardea. The site was occupied between the end of the fourth century B.C. and the first half of the first century A.D. In its earliest phase, the farm covered an area around 400 metres square. It was built around a courtyard, with both habitation and service rooms. The economy seems to have been based on mixed farming. Fragments of a press suggest that vines or olives were grown. In the course of the Republican period the building underwent radical transformations, while its productive activities became more specialized. A series of basins covered with hydraulic plaster and built at various heights, as well as numerous loom weights and dolia connected to channels, lead the excavators to suggest that during its second phase the building was used for intensive textile production. It could be interpreted as a specialized weaving establishment combined with a fullonica for the treating and, perhaps, dyeing of raw wool or linen and woven goods.

  • Stefania Panella - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio 


  • Stefania Panella - Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio


  • Francesca Pompilio

Research Body

  • Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Lazio

Funding Body

  • Consorzio Colli di Enea


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