An open book on the history of the city.
In this underground space you can see the remains of the Romanesque church dedicated to Sant’Anastasio (11th-12th century) with its crypt. A fascinating place with Roman and early medieval columns and capitals which is surrounded by the paving of the Hasta forum, by Lombard tombs, traces of the original church and by the foundations of the 17th century church which was demolished in 1907 together with the attached female monastery.
The capitals arranged in the corridor belong to the most monumental phase of the church, the Romanesque of the 12th century, and present a great variety of motifs: lions and eagles, branches and bunches of grapes, palms and ribbons.
Other important collections include the artifacts found through excavations in the city, which are exhibited in the halls. In addition to the splendid fragment of a four-headed fountain, you can admire architectural elements, construction stones and the families’ coats of arms from fortified buildings and palaces, as well as capitals and arches carved between the 13th and 15th centuries for the Gothic Maddalena church, demolished in the 19th century.