The uprooting of a tree led to the discovery of the remains of a Roman house probably from the 2nd Century CE which was burned down at the end of the 3rd Century. The house was hidden below Piazza Ferrari and is now on show during the summer months next to the gardens where children play on the swings. Excavation has unearthed decorated plaster, vases, oil lamps, decorative statuettes, bronze decorations and a treasure of about 90 coins. A room with a polychrome mosaic showing Orpheus in the center can be seen. The house has also revealed the largest collection of medical instruments from the Roman world plus mortars, scales, measures and vases for the preparation and conservation of medicines. The building takes its name from these findings.
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