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    La Polledrara di Cecanibbio

La Polledrara di Cecanibbio

Archaeological sites


The Polledrara field , identified in 1984, is one of the richest paleontological sites there are . The site is by the Sabatino volcanic hills, 20 km NW from Rome, 83 m above the sea-level. A 900 square metre  roof, covers and preserves a great section of the site. Inside the museum it is possible to visit the archaeological excavation through a foot-bridge, and it is possible to see both the former river bed and the swamp area where many faunal evidences still are. The river bed section is 35-40 m wide  and 1,5 m deep . In the swamp area there was an intense human and animal presence, pointed out by the discovery of many fossil remains, ascribable in a great part to the ancient Elephant and the primitive Ox. It  is possible to see the skeleton of an elephant that got trapped in the mud, with  a wolf skull inside its ribs, that probably died  in the same way trying to eat the carcass. Together with the faunal  evidences more than 500 lithic objects were also collected, such as  flint pebbles and siliceous limestone, carried there by man.

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How to reach the site

Via di Cecanibbio
Two directions from Rome by private transport: 

_ at km 11 of Via di Boccea (also pullman) after a bar on the right, turn on the left in Via Francesco Ercole, after ca 200 m and a farmhouse, turn on the left and continue for ca 2 km until the museum;

_ at km 22 of Via Aurelia (only car), at the crossroads Fregene-Anguillara, turn on the right direction to Anguillara, after ca 5 km turn on the right to Via Cecanibbio for ca 1,5 km until the museum.

Services and Accessibility

educational tours for individuals
educational tours for groups
educational tours for schools
accessible site

Partial access for movement disabilities. 

Opening reservation for July 2018


Info and Reservation

Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm
+39 06 399 67 700

La Polledrara di Cecanibbio



Ticket Office

Access with only guided tour or accompanist

Purchase your ticket

Call Center
  • +39 06 399 67 700
    Monday to Friday from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm
    Saturday from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm

Admission ticket

Full: € 5.50

Ticket and Admission Presale

  • Required, € 2.00
  • Accompanist, reservation required, € 100.00 (up to 30 pax)


La Polledrara di Cecanibbio



Get ready for the visit

Didactic tours


    2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (except in August) 
    timetable: 11.15AM 
    language: italian
    participants: up to 30 pax
    cost: € 5.50
    duration: about 1 h
    reservation: required


    2nd and 4th Sunday of the month  (except August) 
    timetable: 10.00AM and 12.30PM
    languages: italian, english, french spanish, german
    partecipants: up to 30 pax
    duration: 1 h
    cost: € 130.00
    reservation: required

    2nd Saturday and 4th Sunday of every month(except August)
    timetable: 10.00am e 12.30pm
    partecipants: max 30
    duration: 1 hour
    price: € 100.00
    reservation: required


La Polledrara di Cecanibbio





Open on request according to the following schedule:

On Wednesday and on Friday  at 10 AM - 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM for groups
2nd and 4th Sunday of the month (from September to July) 
_ at 10 AM - 12:30 PM for groups
_ at  11:15 AM for individuals