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  • Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi
  • San Gimignano
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    • The Italian Database is the result of a collaboration between:

      MIBAC (Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali - Direzione Generale per i Beni Archeologici),

      ICCD (Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione) and

      AIAC (Associazione Internazionale di Archeologia Classica).

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    Periods

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    Season

      • L’intervento di scavo condotto nel 2005 e nel 2006 segue una serie di ricognizioni effettuate tra gli anni Ottanta e Novanta, in occasioni delle quali era stato raccolto materiale databile dal periodo tardo-etrusco (es. vasellame a vernice nera) alle sogli... Read More
      • Excavations to date have identified an important part of the villa, probably relating to an area for otium (relaxation), centred around a large triangular-shaped room with circular exedra at its corners.

        The discovery of this reception room, of which

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      • The aims of the fourth excavation campaign on the villa at Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi were as follows: 1. definition of the plan of the so-called “trilobed room” that was discovered in 2007; 2. finish excavating the cement floor in the latter; 3. increase t... Read More
      • The aims of the 5th excavation campaign at the villa of Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi were the following: 1. Conclusion of the excavation of the area defines as the “ambulatio polylobata”; 2. Opening of a new south-eastern sector; 3. Investigation of the area ... Read More
      • The aims of the sixth excavation campaign on the late antique villa of Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi were as follows: 1. Extension of the excavation area to the north of the tri-apsidal hall; 2. Completion of the excavation of the kiln in room F; 3. Continuati... Read More
      • In August 2011 the 7th excavation campaign at the Roman villa of Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi at San Gimignano was concluded. The Italo-Belgian excavations in the area, begun in 2005, have revealed the well-preserved remains of a villa longiqua, probably bu... Read More
      • The excavations at Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi have also felt the effects of recent economic difficulties, thus the 2012 season was only three weeks long, and had limited financial and human resources. For this reason this campaign largely aimed to check var... Read More
      • The excavation of the villa, halted in 2012, reopened in 2015 following the acquisition of the land by the town council of San Gimignano. As the acquisition was only formalised in January 2015, there was no time to request an excavation permit from the Arc... Read More
      • Thanks to a new agreement between Louvain Catholic University, San Gimignano town council, and the Palazzo Spinelli Group of Florence, this year research on the late antique villa of Aiano was able to resume fully. The two main objectives were further rese... Read More
      • The 2017 campaign at the villa of Aiano had three main objectives.

        The first was to extend the excavation area in order to check the site plan and its complex dating. Three main areas were investigated (9600, 11000 and 12000) situated to the north and sou

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      • This season’s campaign at the villa of Aiano had three main objectives: continuation of the excavations; survey and 3D modelling of some parts of the villa; continuation of work to consolidate and conserve the villa walls and the floor in the so-called tri... Read More
      • Four sectors were investigated in 2019: Area 7600 (Room U), Area 9700, Area 13000, and Area 14000. Generally, this involved completing the trenches begun last year (Area 7600 sometime before) in order to complete the stratigraphic sequence down to natural.... Read More
      • Dopo la campagna 2019, le attività di scavo ad Aiano sono riprese durante l’anno 2021, a seguito di una lunga pausa forzata a seguito dell’emergenza COVID. L’anno 2020 ha invece visto attuarsi una breve campagna di studio materiali da parte di un ristretto... Read More
      • The 2022 excavations concentrated on five areas: 5900, 14000, 14100, 14200, 14300.

        Excavations in area 5900, the only one in the southern part of the site, continued in order to gain an understanding of the sector explored from 2009 onwards (5000 east) an

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      • The 2023 excavations at the villa of Aiano concentrated on the northern part of the site, in particular the storage area excavated from 2019 onwards. Following a general clearing of the area, the south and west edges of room β were exposed. The latter is a... Read More

    FOLD&R

      • Marco Cavalieri. 2008. La villa romana di Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi, III campagna di scavi 2007. Il progetto internazionale “VII Regio. Il caso della Val d’Elsa in età romana e tardoantica” . FOLD&R Italy: 110.
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      • Marco Cavalieri, Gabriele Mainardi Valcarenghi, Alessandro Novellini. 2009. Il rilievo fotogrammetrico: un metodo alternativo di documentazione dello scavo archeologico. Casi applicativi presso la villa romana di Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi (SI). FOLD&R Italy: 147.
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      • Marco Cavalieri. 2009. Vivere in Val d’Elsa tra tarda Antichità e alto Medioevo. La villa romana di Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi (Siena, Italia) . FOLD&R Italy: 156.
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      • Antonia Fumo. 2010. Le ceramiche rivestite di rosso della villa di Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi (San Gimignano, Siena): uno studio archeologico e archeometrico . FOLD&R Italy: 178.
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      • Marco Cavalieri, Giacomo Baldini, Marco D’Onofrio, Alessandra Giumlia Mair, Nadia Montevecchi, Massimo Pianigiani, Sofia Ragazzini. 2010. San Gimignano (SI). La villa di Torraccia di Chiusi, località Aiano. Dati ed interpretazioni dalla V campagna di scavo, 2009 . FOLD&R Italy: 206.
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      • Marco Cavalieri, Antonia Fumo, Charles Bossu. 2012. Studio archeometrico delle ceramiche dalla villa romana di Aiano-Torraccia di Chiusi: risultati preliminari. FOLD&R Italy: 257.
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    • 300 BC
    • 200 AD
    • 700 AD

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