The abbey of San Vincenzo al Volturno is a splendid place, where history, art and nature blend wonderfully.
Founded in the early years of the eighth century, it was a rich and prestigious Benedictine religious center, one of the most important early medieval monastic complexes in Europe.
The archaeological excavations, started at the beginning of the 1980s, continue to give surprises and emotions.
On Saturday 18 May the results of the 2018 excavation campaign will be presented to the public. The excavations is leaded by the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples and the University of Pavia and financed by the National Archaeological Museum of Naples.
A very special find, found in the cloister area, will also be presented: a scratched amphora, intact, with valuable and particular decorations.
The artifact, restored by the National Archaeological Museum of Naples, will be exhibited at the Archaeological Museum of Venafro.
Saturday 18 May 2019
- 11 am – Municipality of Castel San Vincenzo: Latest from the cloister: archaeological investigations in San Vincenzo al Volturno in 2018
- 3.30 pm – Archaeological museum of Venafro: The secrets of the scratched amphora. The last extraordinary discovery of San Vincenzo al Volturno
Federico Marazzi – professor of Christian and Medieval Archaeology at the Suor Orsola Benincasa University of Naples and director of the excavations of San Vincenzo al Volturno.
Daniele Ferraiuolo and Alessia Frisetti – Latem Laboratory of Suor Orsola Benincasa University.