Civico Lapidario, Ferrara

Historic Building and Museum in Ferrara

Lapidary Museum
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The Lapidary Museum, located in the former church of Santa Libera, boasts an extensive collection of Roman marble works from the province of Ferrara. The exhibited pieces predominantly consist of funeral masonry, dating from the first half of the 1st century A.D. to the 3rd century A.D., a period during which the practice of inscribing on stone and marble began to decline throughout the Roman world. The collection includes numerous funeral steles and impressive sarcophagi, lavishly adorned, offering insights into the social and territorial organization of the delta during the Roman era. Noteworthy among the artifacts is the grand sarcophagus of the Aurelii (3rd century A.D.), a genuine masterpiece of Ravenna’s craftsmanship, as well as the small sarcophagus of the child Neon, originating from Voghenza.

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Visiting Civico Lapidario, Ferrara


10.00-19.00. Ticket office closes at 18.00. Closed on Monday.

The Lapidary can be visited with the same ticket used for Palazzo Schifanoia

Address: Civico Lapidario (ex Chiesa di Santa Libera), Via Camposabbionario, Ferrara, Province of Ferrara, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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