The Museo Comunale (“City Museum”) of Nepi has its seat in a historic building nextdoor to the Palazzo Municipale (“Town Hall”). A big part of the collection was taken from the Necropolis outside the city and from the Catacomb of Savinilla.
Museo Comunale Nepi
Address: Via Falisca – Nepi. Phone: +39 0761 570604. Opening hours: Tuesdays to Fridays from 11:00 till 13:00 and from 15:00 till 17:00; Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 till 13:00 and from 15:00 till 18:00; Mondays closed: January 1, December 25 and 26 closed. Admission: Free.
History and description
The initial nucleus of the collection of the Museo Comunale was gathered in the 1980’s. The city of Nepi founded a depository for the archaeological artifacts that ran the risk of being stolen from the territory.
In 1992, an exhibition entitled “The Necropolis of Nepi” was organized. When the exhibition finished, part of the collection was moved to what was to become the Civic Museum.
Later the collection was enlarged, partly by ceramics found in the area nd subsequently restored, and partly by adding artifacts recovered from the Borgia Castle in Nepi itself.
In 2014, the collection was moved to the building next to the town hall.