Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Volcei

The city of Volcei (Salerno) became a municipium in the second half of the first century BC. this new-found status of Volcei soon led to the building of a market and Thermae and a new forum. The city was razed to the ground by an earthquake around the middle of first century AD. Following a reconstruction process, the majority of the city’s buildings were finally restored to their former glory. Following the destruction of the centre of the city as the result of another earthquake in the seventh century , the municipality of Buccino took over Volcei’s rulingrole. It was another earthquake in 1980 that saved Volcei from obliveness however. The earthquak of November 1980 destroyed the city of Buccino, but brought the remaines of ancient Volcei back to the surface. Buccino was bullt on the remains of ancient Volcei and many of its buildings carried Roman inscripties, showed patterns of ancient buildings, such as temples, forum and bathhouses. The disaster of 1980 changed the city into an open air museum with Roman villas, streets, towers and other remains.

Museum: Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Volcei
City: Buccino
Country: Italy
Address: Piazza Municipio1