PARRA OPPIDUM DEGLI OROBI

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In Parre, a town in the Upper Seriana Valley, you can discover the history of the Orobi, the inhabitants of the Lombard valleys during the Iron Age.

Parre, whose Latin name is Parra, is mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his important work "Naturalis Historia".

Parra Oppidum degli Orobi is an archaeological park that collects the remains brought to light after 3,000 years.

It is divided into two parts: the Antiquarium museum and the park.

The Antiquarium illustrates the events of the ancient centre of Parre and houses a selection of finds from excavations carried out in the past decades.

Come and meet the Orobi who lived in Parra, observing the objects used for their daily activities.

Discover the craftsmanship, forms of worship, trade and exchanges with the central Alpine and Celtic populations.

The collection consists of pottery, bronze and glass ornaments, stone tools, coins and objects in bone and horn. A journey through history: the exhibits are accompanied by explanatory panels in Italian and English to get to know the ancient inhabitants.

A specific section is dedicated to metallurgy, evidence of an economy based on the utilisation of mineral resources in the area. Copper, bronze and lead were worked in Parra. It was an important trade centre with neighbouring populations and was an important hub in trade between the valleys and the plain.

The archaeological park bears witness to the long life of this town during the Iron Age, particularly from the 11th century BC to the late Roman age (5th century AD).

You will find the remains of the Oppidum houses: houses that belong to the “casa alpina” model, quadrangular, sunken, with stone and wood walls, provided with a mezzanine floor and with a roof made from either wood, branches or straw (of the structures you can see the floors and stone bases of the walls).


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In Parre, a town in the Upper Seriana Valley, you can discover the history of the Orobi, the inhabitants of the Lombard valleys during the Iron Age.

Parre, whose Latin name is Parra, is mentioned by Pliny the Elder in his important work "Naturalis Historia".

Parra Oppidum degli Orobi is an archaeological park that collects the remains brought to light after 3,000 years.

It is divided into two parts: the Antiquarium museum and the park.

The Antiquarium illustrates the events of the ancient centre of Parre and houses a selection of finds from excavations carried out in the past decades.

Come and meet the Orobi who lived in Parra, observing the objects used for their daily activities.

Discover the craftsmanship, forms of worship, trade and exchanges with the central Alpine and Celtic populations.

The collection consists of pottery, bronze and glass ornaments, stone tools, coins and objects in bone and horn. A journey through history: the exhibits are accompanied by explanatory panels in Italian and English to get to know the ancient inhabitants.

A specific section is dedicated to metallurgy, evidence of an economy based on the utilisation of mineral resources in the area. Copper, bronze and lead were worked in Parra. It was an important trade centre with neighbouring populations and was an important hub in trade between the valleys and the plain.

The archaeological park bears witness to the long life of this town during the Iron Age, particularly from the 11th century BC to the late Roman age (5th century AD).

You will find the remains of the Oppidum houses: houses that belong to the “casa alpina” model, quadrangular, sunken, with stone and wood walls, provided with a mezzanine floor and with a roof made from either wood, branches or straw (of the structures you can see the floors and stone bases of the walls).