On the upcoming Easter holidays the archaeological site and museum of the ancient city of Luni will be open to the public from 8.30 am to 7.30pm. The Educational Service will organize guided tours at the following times: Sunday 27 from 10:30 to 11:30 am and Monday 28th from 3.30 to 5.30 pm.
Luni – Lunae (moon in Latin) – was a natural landing near the ancient mouth of the river Magra, most likely used by the Etruscans and controlled by the Ligurians, and became first Roman naval port, and after the defeat and deportation of most Ligurians around 180 a. C., was elected to colony with the settlement of two thousand Roman veterans. The splendida civitas lived heyday between the mid-first century BC and the end of the second century A.D., thanks to the extraction of marble from the marble quarries of the Apuan Alps.
Overall the museum and overlooking the archaeological area, in addition to the many finds discovered (statuary, portraiture, domestic pottery, transport containers, glass, oil lamps, coins), there are sections of sacred architecture (dedicated to the Capitolium, to the sanctuary of the goddess Luna , the Great Temple and the Temple of Diana), the epigraphic and private building (dedicated to Luni domus).