The Archaeological Museum of Monasterace
The Archaeological Museum of Monasterace, complements and intensifies the visit to the Archaeological Park of ancient Kaulon.
Set up as a permanent exhibition, it houses and preserves the findings of the various excavations conducted in the territory of the Achaean Kaulon: from those at the beginning of the twentieth century led by Paolo Orsi to the more recent ones started in the eighties and ongoing, examining the residential and sacred areas.
The Archeological Park of the Ancient Kaulon
In the Archeological Park of Monasterace it has been brought to light the city of Kaulon, ancient colony of Magna Grecia. Thanks to continous archaeological excavations were discovered artifacts of great historical and cultural value over the years.
The numerous archaeological finds from excavations carried out on site are on display in the adjacent museum. Significant are two mosaics of exceptional workmanship, both depicting a dragon, one of which, over 25 square meters in size, is considered one of the greatest ancient mosaics of Europe.