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Villa di Faragola

a Pleiades place resource

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Last modified Mar 31, 2024 10:13 AM History
A Late Roman villa site near Ausculum.

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The villa complex at Faragola lies in the territory of Ascoli Satriano. The extant site was used chiefly during the fourth through sixth centuries CE, with the complex covering an area of ​​1550 m². It lies along the route from Herdonia to Ausculum, the so-called “Aurelia Aeclanensis”. The villa belonged to a senatorial family, perhaps that of the Scipioni Orfiti. The later villa was built atop Republican horizons as well as an early imperial farm. By the seventh century, that site was transitioning to a medieval village. Systematic fieldwork has been carried out at the site under the direction of Giuliano Volpe since 2003. The rich archaeological remains include important floor mosaics, a thermal sector, and a coenatio.

In September 2017 the archaeological site was targeted by unknown attackers who severely damaged its remains.

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Jeffrey Becker, 'Villa di Faragola: a Pleiades place resource', Pleiades: A Gazetteer of Past Places, 2024 <> [accessed: 17 May 2024]

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