• Senigallia, Via Cesare Battisti, 19 (area Teatro “La Fenice”)
  • Senigallia
  • Sena Gallica
  • Italy
  • The Marches
  • Provincia di Ancona
  • Senigallia


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  • 300 BC - 1400 AD


    • This was the fourth excavation campaign undertaken as part of the “Urban Archaeology in Senigallia” project. (Cf. entries for Via Cavallotti 24, Via Baroccio e Via Gherardi in the Fasti On Line) that began in February 2008. The new research involved the re-examination of old excavation records (1990 onwards), the excavation of four trenches, and core sampling, aimed towards obtaining a better definition of the deeper stratigraphy and the consistency of the substrata. The resulting data led to a complete revision of the chronology and a better understanding of the ancient spaces. In fact, the two southern _insulae_ were entirely occupied by a sequence of atrium _domus_ (at least four), datable to the end of the 3rd century B.C. On the contrary, the northern _insulae_ seemed to have been free of buildings until at least the medieval period. Evidence of ancient land reclamation was also documented. Probably caused by rising water it meant the floors of all the _domus_ to be raised and all the _opus signinum_ floors re-laid. In addition, the NW-SE road surface was also raised (the _basoli_ were lifted and re-laid at a higher level). During the land reclamation intervention, dated by the stratigraphy to the 2nd century B.C., a new channel connected to a fountain at the crossroads was built. Several fragments of painted wall plaster were recovered, attributable to the “I Pompeian Style”. These fragments together with the _opus signinum_ floors and the plan of the atrium _domus_ represent the desire of the new colonial ruling classes to express their adherence to the new system of Roman power, even through the design of their houses.


    • Giuseppe Lepore, Emanuele Mandolini , Francesco Belfiori , Michele Silani, Federica Galazzi. 2014. Archeologia urbana a Senigallia III: i nuovi dati dall’area archeologica “La Fenice” . FOLD&R Italy: 308.
    • Francesco Belfiori . 2016. “Archeologia urbana a Senigallia” IV. I riti del costruire di Sena Gallica . FOLD&R Italy: 369.


    • F. Boschi, F. Belfiori, F. Galazzi, 2013, “Senigallia Urban Archaeological Project. Discovery, protection and conservation of a Sanctuary of the first Roman colonists during urban works in progress”, in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2012 (CHNT 17, 2012), Vienna: 1-11.
    • F. Galazzi, c.s., “I materiali di Senigallia tra tardo antico e alto medioevo”, in E. Cirelli, F. Diosono, H. Patterson, Le forme della crisi. Produzioni ceramiche e commerci in Italia tra Romani e Longobardi (Atti del Convegno, Spoleto - Campello 5-7 ottobre 2012) c.s.
    • G. Lepore, 2012, “Il santuario dei primi coloni di Sena Gallica?”, in Picus XXXII: 77-106.
    • G. Lepore, 2014a, “L’origine della colonia romana di Sena Gallica”, Atti del Convegno Epigrafia e Archeologia romana nel territorio marchigiano (Macerata 22-23 novembre 2013), c.s.
    • G. Lepore, 2014b, “La colonia di Sena Gallica: un progetto abbandonato?” in Polymnia (2014) c.s.
    • G. Lepore, M.R. Ciuccarelli, G. Assenti, F. Belfiori, F. Boschi, M. Carra, T. Casci Ceccacci, M. De Donatis, E. Maini, D. Savelli, E. Ravaioli, M. Silani, F. Visani, 2012, “Progetto Archeologia Urbana a Senigallia I: le ricerche di Via Cavallotti”, in The Journal of Fasti on Line 248: 1-19.
    • G. Lepore, F. Belfiori, F. Boschi, T. Casci Ceccacci, M. Silani, 2012, “Nuovi dati sull’origine di Sena Gallica”, in Ocnus 20: 155-180.
    • G. Lepore, G. de Marinis, F. Belfiori, F. Boschi, M. Silani, 2012, “Progetto “Archeologia Urbana a Senigallia” II: le ricerche di Via Baroccio e di Via Gherardi”, in The Journal of Fasti on Line 265: 1-39.
    • G. Lepore, M. Silani, 2013,”Senigallia Urban Archaeological Project: New strategies of research and urban planning”, in Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Cultural Heritage and New Technologies 2012 (CHNT 17, 2012), Vienna: 1-15.
    • G. Lepore, F. Galazzi, M. Silani, 2013, “Nuovi dati sulla romanizzazione dell’ager senogalliensis: un pagus a Madonna del Piano di Corinaldo?”, in Ocnus 21 c.s.
    • M. Silani, 2014, “Sena Gallica: dall’abitato indigeno alla fondazione della colonia romana”, in Centro y periferia en el mundo clásico, XVIII CIAC – Congreso Internacional Arqueología Clásica, 13-17 Mayo 2013, Mérida (España), c.s.