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This archaeological exhibition mounted in Comacchio is part of the national celebrations organized to mark the one hundred years since the discovery of the Etruscan city of Spina (1922-2022).
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This archaeological exhibition mounted in Comacchio is part of the national celebrations organized to mark the one  hundred years since the discovery of  the Etruscan city of Spina (1922-2022).

The exhibition itinerary is organized according to a sequence of rooms that helps the visitor discover this ancient  Etruscan city and its treasure.

Founded by the Etruscans on the right bank of the Eridanus, the ancient course of the Po, around the middle of the 6th century BC, Spina became Athens’ favored port in the north Adriatic, controlling traffic to the entire Po valley. At the end of the 4th century BC, the city began to decline and the Etruscan settlement was lost in historical oblivion. The area’s continuing changes transformed the delta landscape and the traces of the ancient city were lost.

With the draining of the Comacchiese Lagoons underway, the first tomb of the necropolis was discovered in the Trebba. Lagoon in 1922Thus began the archaeological epic that led to the discovery of over four thousand tombs and culminated with the discovery of the town of Spina in 1956, which is still being excavated  today.

Where

Comacchio - Galleria d'arte di Palazzo Bellini, Via Agatopisto, 5

When

28th May - 16th October 2022

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Ufficio Informazione e Accoglienza Turistica di Comacchio

Comacchio
Via Agatopisto, 2/a c/o Settecentesco Ospedale degli Infermi
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