Following a fortuitous discovery in 2001, in the basement of Palazzo Giampè in the historic center were performed excavations that have unearthed the remains of a Roman house, dating from the second half of the first century. B.C. and the first decades of the first century. A.D., composed of 13 rooms and a peristyle, with important mosaic floors and walls that reach a height of over 4 m., decorated with bright colors in Pompeian red and ocher and panels with scenes of family life. In one of the rooms was found a terracotta statue, a guardian deity perhaps depicting the god Silvanus, usually housed in a shrine called Lararium. Excavations continued in the basement of the neighboring Palazzo of the Cardinal, in an accommodation facility, where extensive mosaics with geometric decorations fitting perfectly together were found in the atrium related to the triclinium of the same domus extending for a total of 400 square meters in area.
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