Comune di Montecchio Maggiore

Room C: The Celts in Montebello Vicentino and the Romanization

Gancio traforato
Gancio di cintura in ferro traforato - Montebello Vicentino
Foto Monistier

Of particular interest is the archaeological record concerning the necropolis of Venetian village Montebello Vicentino: grave goods and a variety of sporadic findings document the presence of groups of Celts integrated into the local community as early as the second half of the 5th century BC.

Among the exhibits stand out ornaments, including brooches, bracelets, necklaces, numerous weapons and the beautiful open-work belt hooks with zoomorphic decoration (dragons and other animals in a mirror arrangement) and with the representation of the lord of the animals.
The same room displays significant aspects of the Romanization of our territory, in which Via Postumia, the most important Roman road in Northern Italy, played an important role.

From Montebello Vicentino come a few Republican coins and two alpine-type iron keys (the third specimen comes from Montecchio Maggiore). From Montecchio Maggiore we also highlight the findings from S. Giacomo, including a bronze plate representing a warrior.


Address and opening times


Villa Lorenzoni, Piazza Marconi, 17
Montecchio Maggiore (Vicenza)
Tel. 0444/492565 - Fax 0444/496109


sabato 15.00 - 18.30
domenica 9.30 - 12.30 / 15.00 - 18.30.

The Museum is usually open on bank holidays (please call to make sure) and by appointment for groups

Admittance: € 3,00
Under 18 and over 60 years old: € 2,00
Up to 10 years old: free