Tombstone Museum of the Parish of San Vitale in Carpineti

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The Tombstone Museum is the heart of the Pieve di San Vitale in Carpineti (RE), where you can discover with involvement some ancient artifacts from the archaeological area of San Vitale.

A museum conceived in a multimedia perspective and very suggestive for the variety of fragments it contains and for their historical depth: capitals decorated with sinuous intertwining, casts of elegant friezes, ancient vases and the altar table of the Pieve, which was consecrated in 1145.

It was thanks to the Empress Matilde of Canossa, in fact, that the Pieve of San Vitale - born in the places inhabited since the sixth century BC by the Liguri Verabolenses, who on Mount San Vitale had their political and military headquarters of the "department" that embraced the Apennines of Reggio Emilia - became the fulcrum of religious, legal, cultural and social organization of the Apennine territory.

In the archeological-monumental area, historical and cultural exploration activities are organized, including the Via Matildica del Volto Santo and the Spallanzani path, as well as workshops for schools; there is also a restaurant and a hostel in the ancient rectory.

Last update 11/12/2021

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