S. Maria del Canneto


Santa Maria di Canneto -La villa rustica

Santuario di Santa Maria del Canneto
Roccavivara (CB)

Phone: 0874

Orario di apertura:
Mattina: 8:00-14:00
Chiuso la domenica

The area, occupied in the prehistoric and proto-historical periods, saw the construction of a rural villa, probably in the 1st century B.C. In the early Middle Ages, a monastery was constructed which reused building materials both from the villa and the nearby funerary monument. The area lies in the territory of the Roman municipium of Terventum (Trivento), in which there were many rural villas spread across two districts: one covering the hills along the Celano-Foggia drove-road and the other comprising the Trigno valley and the hills overlooking it. Some inscriptions, preserved in Canneto, bear the names of prominent families (Lucretii, Numatii, Socellii and Florii) who may be linked with ownership of the villa.