Piazza Fratti (cortile interno della Rocca)
47034 Forlimpopoli (FC)
The museum is housed in the fortress built in the late 14th century by Egidio di Albornoz where the Cathedral of S. Maria di Forlimpopoli once stood; this fortress was restored by Pino degli Ordelaffi at the end of the 15th century. The museum’s collections began to be put together in the early 1930s, with archaeological finds and artwork from the city’s churches and municipal deposits, which were collected and ordered by Andrea Benini in the fortress’ east wing. After being separated and improperly transferred in the 1950s, in 1961 thus material was brought back to its original home in the fortress, which had just been restored. The museum was overhauled over the following decade and now provides a chronological exhibition of material tracing the history of the city and its surroundings between the pre-Roman era and the High Middle Ages.