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  • S. Gaetano di Vada
  • Rosignano Marittimo
  • Vada Volaterrana
  • Italy
  • Tuscany
  • Province of Livorno
  • Rosignano Marittimo



  • 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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    • Investigations in the locality of S. Gaetano began in 1982. These brought to light part of Vada Volterrana, the most important Roman port on the stretch of coast between Portus Pisanus and Populonium, with links to Volterrae as its name suggests. ... Read More
    • Vada Volaterrana, the port of Volterra in the Etruscan and Roman periods, was situated in correspondence with the modern hamlet of Vada. Here, in the locality of S. Gaetano, the area that was situated behind the port is being excavated. The investigations... Read More
    • In 2009 the investigations made a structural check on the buildings present in the northern ( Horrea, building B) and southern (building G) sectors. The need to investigate the route of a drainage channel from the frigidarium of the Small Baths (A) led... Read More
    • In 2010 investigations were undertaken in the northern sector of the area, where the excavation continued in the area west of the Small Baths (building A, trench CVI). A trench was opened in order to carry out a structural check (CIX) which looked at the e... Read More
    • In trench CVI, immediately west, of the Small Baths, an enclosure paved with a series of beaten surfaces and related make ups, came to light. It was probably a multi-functional space. The fact that it was delimited by masonry structures that must have supp... Read More
    • During the 2012 campaign research centred on the northern sector of the archaeological area. Excavations continued in the area west of building A (Small Baths, trench CVI, room XVII) and a structural re-evaluation of the rooms in building A was made.


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    • Trenches CXI and CXII revealed a series of structures belonging to at least two buildings. The earlier one (early 1st century A.D.) was only partially intercepted, and the later building (early 2nd century A.D.?) was restructured several times during its o... Read More
    • Two buildings were uncovered in trenches CXI and CXII, I and L, one probably dating to the early 1st century A.D., and a later one that incorporated the preceding structure. The later building dates to between the end of the 1st /early 2nd century A.D. and... Read More
    • This season the excavations continued the work begun in 2013-2015. In the southern sector of building I, the walls belonging to a new structure formed by a row of rooms were investigated; the function remains to be defined (Fig. 1). The excavation of the w... Read More
    • This season, excavation continued in the area south of the bridge leading to the archaeological area.

      Building L, trench CXI. Work took place in the east sector, where a new part of the building was identified, constituted by a row of rooms aligned south-

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    • Trench CXI (building M) In the easternmost part of the excavations (Trench CXI) work continued on the building formed by rooms 8-11, whose first phase dates to between the 2nd and 3rd centuries A.D. The excavations in room 10 extended over a surface area o... Read More


    • Silvia Marini. 2012. Sigillata italica, sigillata africana e lucerne dal museo di Rosignano Marittimo. FOLD&R Italy: 258.
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    • Paolo Sangriso – Università degli Studi di Pisa, Dipartimento di Civiltà e Forme del Sapere.. 2017. Una schola ai Vada Volaterrana . FOLD&R Italy: 385.
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