Museo Civico di Torre Raimonda
Officially opened in 1993 on the upper floors of Torre Raimonda, the Museum houses an archaeological collection originally assembled at the end of the 1950s by professor Federico De Rocco. The collection was later enriched by excavated material found in 1972 in an early Iron Age necropolis at locality San Valentino.
The exhibits are organized in two sections: an archaeological section, spanning from Prehistorical times to the Renaissance; and a fine arts section, including 14th-century frescoes found at Palazzo Altan during restoration work.
The first room houses Prehistorical and Protohistorical objects (mostly flint tools) excavated in various localities of Western Friuli, as well as finds from the Bronze and Iron ages. The second room displays Roman remains: building material and tiles showing the factory stamp; ceramics, tableware, glass, metalware and coins from the Gorgaz and Gheno villas, dating between the end of the first century BC and the 4th century AD. The most famous exhibit is a small Head of a Gorgon, which has become the symbol of the Museum.
The third and final room contains fragments of frescoes from Palazzo Altan and various local churches; a stone urn with the emblem of St. Vitus; a fragment of a wooden ceiling decorated with the coat-of-arms of the Altan family.
Museo Civico di Torre RaimondaVia Amalteo, 1
33078 San Vito al Tagliamento (PN)