The Scuderie Aldobrandini in Frascati are among the most important museums in the region known as the Castelli Romani. They are housed in the former service quarters of the Villa Aldobrandini.
Scuderie Aldobrandini Frascati
The address of the Scuderie Aldobrandini is Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 6 – 00044 Frascati (tel. +39 069417195). Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10:00 to 18:00. Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10:00 to 19:00. Closed on Mondays. Closed 1 January, 1 May, 25 December. Entrance fee: Unknown. Public transportation: Both the bus from Anagnina (Rome) and the train stop near the Villa Aldobrandini. No problems for disabled people.
History and Description
The Scuderie were originally the quarters for the servants of the Villa Aldobrandini. They were converted into a museum by Massimiliano Fuksas, who took care to alter the original structure of the building as little as possible.
The collection is mainly of archaeological nature. Most of the exhibits were found near the Tuscolo hill and date back to Roman times.
A huge statue of Aphrodite Urania (50 BC).
A statue of Dionysos with a panther (2nd century AD).
A votive image of a young man, made of clay, and dating from the time of Emperor Augustus.
The urns containing the mortal remains of the Rabirii family from the 4th/3rd century BC, with epigraphs.
There is a special room with wooden reproductions of the most important villas of Frascati and its surroundings, combined with antique etchings of the same buildings.