This Archaeological Civic Museum in Monteleone Sabino, province of Rieti, exhibits finds from the excavations of the ancient city of Trebula Mutuesca.
Located 1.5 km from the center of Monteleone, this long forgotten city was located on a route which connected the Via Salaria to the Adriatic Coast.
Such was its affluence during the first centuries of the Roman Empire that a number of influential families originated from here.
Head to the locality of Pantano towards the 12th century Sanctuary of Santa Vittoria.
Here you can relive the daily life of this rich Roman city by walking amongst an almost perfectly conserved amphitheater as well as seeing the remains of the city's walls.
Further on towards the foothills of Colle Castellano stood a bath complex which drew its water from an underground cistern and along the road to Oliveto you can admire the ruins of a tower shaped Roman mausoleum.
The area of sanctuary was once the Temple of Feronia and it is here where the Saint, together with her sister Anatolia, were martyred in 250 AD. Beneath the building are some of the most impressive catacombs in all of Lazio.
Interestingly, many, many smaller artefacts from Trebula Mutuesca have been incorporated into the medieval buildings of the historical center of Monteleone Sabino, not least a lion sitting atop a marble column.
Nevertheless, the museum is home to the more important finds such as outstanding sculptural reliefs including one portraying a victorious gladiator. Illustrated panels will lead you around.
Museo Civico Archeologico
Via Lucio Mummio 11, Monteleone Sabino
Area Archeologica di Trebula Mutuesca
Via Santa Vittoria, località Pantano, Monteleone Sabino