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The Archaeological Museum of Formia

The archaeological museum named Il Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Formia is to be found in the centre of the town of Formia in Via Vittruvio. It houses many interesting Roman artefacts mainly dating from the 1st century BC to the 2nd century AD which testify to the importance of Formia in the late republican era and the early centuries of the Roman empire.

Archaeological Museum in Via Vitruvio Formia Italy
Archaeological Museum in Via Vitruvio Formia Italy
Archaeological Museum in Formia Italy

Statues of Roman Formia

These include several sculptures including busts of Augustus and Livia, Gaius Caesar, three naked male characters in heroic poses, and a statue of an adolescent boy.  There is a beautiful sculptured double-sided head, the Ambivalenza DivinaLe Due Volte di Apollo. There are also examples of Roman frescoes and decorative stucco work and relief carvings found in seaside villas along Formia’s coastline. Some new exhibits are the restored heads of five males, dating from the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD.  These were unearthed in the remains of a large Roman villa, consisting of three floors, which overlooked the Gulf of Gaeta in the Gianola area. Some other relics that were excavated in Formia are now exhibited in Naples at the Museo Archeologico Nazionale such as a mosaic representing Theseus Killing The Minotaur.

Archaeological Museum in Formia Italy
Statues in Archaeological Museum in Formia Italy
Archaeological Museum in Formia Italy
Statue Archaeological Museum in Formia Italy
Roman Statue Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Statue Archaeological Museum in Formia Italy
Statue of Leda and the Swan Formia Archaeological Museum
Roman Statue Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Roman Statue Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Roman Head Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Bust of Livia Archaeological Museum Formia Italy
Bust of Livia Archaeological Museum Formia Italy
Emperor Augustus Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Roman Statue Museum of Archaeology Formia Italy
Statue Archaeological Museum Formia Italy
Apollo The Divine Ambivalence Museum of Archaeology Formia Italy
Roman Decoration Museum of Archaeology Formia Italy

Roman Frescoes and Wall Decorations

Roman Fresco Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Roman Fresco Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Roman Decoration Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy
Roman Decoration in the Museum of Archaeology Formia Italy
Roman Decoration Museum of Archaeology Formia Italy
Roman Amphorae Museum of Archaeology in Formia Italy

Outside the museum there are several funeral monuments with epigraphs.

Formia Museum of Archaeology in Via Vitruvio
Roman Monument in Formia Italy
Roman Monument in Formia Italy
Roman Epitaph in Formia Italy
Roman Epitaph in Via Vittruvio Formia Italy
Roman Monument in Via Vittruvio Formia Italy
Roman Monument in Via Vittruvio Formia Italy
Roman Monument in Via Vittruvio Formia Italy