Archaeological Museum of Alto Vicentino
The rich archaeological heritage of Alto Vicentino, with finds dating between the late Neolithic period and the early Middle Ages, is displayed in the Archaeological Museum of Santorso.The visitor experiences the ancient human activity with reproductions of prehistoric objects and a pre-Roman looms found during archaeological excavations in Santorso.
The museum presents itself as a "living reality", which interacts with the public, an open book in which objects tell their story and the story of the hands, which created them.
The visitor, more or less expert in the matter, is accompanied on this journey back in time by a museum operator, who acts as a translator of the language of things, which speak of the landscape and its raw materials, but also of the hard-working hands able to draw nourishment and wealth from the ground, encouraging the development of settlements of the past, and in part, also of today.
The museum was opened in 1995, following the excavations of the PEEP area of Santorso, where a series of excavations lasted almost ten years uncovering one of the most interesting areas of the second Iron Age settlements in Veneto. In 1985, the first "didactic archaeological exhibition" for elementary schools Timonchio-Santorso was inaugurated, involving pupils in the findings of currently excavated areas.