City of Tufo Archaeological Park
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Discover the Archaeological Park and its MuseumNumber of views: 1590
The Museum occupies some rooms of the fourteenth-century fortress and exhibits archaeological materials from the area. Inside the museum, a small room located in the octagonal tower full of sixteenth-century (grotesque) frescoes is of particular interest. On the side walls you can also admire two mythological scenes; there is also painted the musical score of a madrigal set to four voices.
It is said that this was the private room of Count Niccolò IV Orsini in which he used to welcome young girls. Guided tours depart from the museum ticket office to discover the Fortress, an important example of Renaissance military architecture. The sixteenth-century part consists of a central keep and two corner bastions San Pietro and San Marco. These buildings were connected to each other through external and internal walkways, which can now be visited, equipped with firing points placed in a strategic position.
Along the way there are many aeration shafts used to ventilate the underground environments and extract the toxic gases originating from the combustion of gunpowder.
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