Museum Mansio Sebatum

This archaeological museum in Val Pusteria is the only museum in South Tyrol that is completely dedicated to the Roman period.

In San Lorenzo di Sebato in Val Pusteria, a new museum has been inaugurated in 2011. On four floors, the Museum Mansio Sebatum illustrates the settlement history of the eponymous Roman road station. Everyday life in the Roman road station, sepulchral culture as well as theotechny are only some of the topics that are covered in the exhibition. When the museum was built, the attention was focused on clear structures in the exhibition as well as an interactive knowledge transfer. Not only for this reason, kids and school classes really enjoy a museum visit!

Already for a long time, excavations have been made in San Lorenzo, as in the 19th century the thesis of the German historian Theodor Mommsen was attested that “Sebatum” is located near San Lorenzo and not in Valle Isarco, as it was initially believed. This place was already mentioned in the “Itinerarium provinviarium Antonini Augusti”, the directory of the most important Roman roads. The excavation works were very successful and a Roman road and cemented buildings, in part with in-floor heating and bathroom, were brought to light. According to the findings, Sebatum used to be a very important road station above all in the first three centuries AD.

A walk on the archaeological trail completes a museum visit. On this trail that leads round the so-called “Sonnenburger Kopf” hill you walk past excavation sites of the Bronze, Iron and Roman Age, while the excavations are exhibited in the museum. However, 16 information panels provide information about the findings and the respective period. In this round tour of about 2 hours you can discover cup-marked stones of the end of the Bronze Age (11th - 10th century BC) as well as wall remains of the Roman Mansio. Rest areas make this walk a comfortable experience.

Opening hours:
from January to June 2017:
from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 am and from 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturdays from 9 am to 12 am, closed on Sundays
July and August 2017:
from Monday to Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm and from 3 pm to 6 pm
closed on Sundays
from September to December 2017:
from Monday to Friday from 9 am to 12 am and from 3 pm to 6 pm
Saturdays from 9 am to 12 am, closed on Sundays

Admission:
5.00 Euros (adults)
7.00 Euros (schoolchildren, students, seniors over 65)
family ticket available
free with the Museumcard or museumobil Card

Further information:
phone: +39 0474 538196, info@mansio-sebatum.it

Suggested accommodations

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  2. Hotel Post - Tolderhof
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  3. Pension Turmchalet
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    Pension Turmchalet

  4. Winklerhotel Winkler
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  5. Hotel Castle Sonnenburg
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