Tivoli with its surroundings is full of artistic and archaeological treasures from past eras that have marked the life and history of the Italian people.
In Montecelio, the most precious artefacts are preserved in Rodolfo Lanciani Archaeological Museum. In this small town traces of the ancient Sabine city Corniculum were find and so Montecelio was chosen as the seat of the museum
Rodolfo Lanciani Archaeological Museum today represents a true cultural landmark, thanks to the two permanent collections, consisting of items collected in the vast territory surrounding the ancient Tibur from the collaboration of the Archaeological Superintendence, the forces of Order and volunteers of the Archaeological Group, section Cornicolana.
In the halls of the museum there is the sculpture of the Capitoline Triad, previously stored at Palestrina, the most prestigious piece of the collection. There are also chronologically arranged finds as the burial of "Le Caprine Guidonia".
The Museum is also enriched with an epigraphic section, with the coin cabinet and precious medieval and Renaissance ceramics. The recent discoveries made in Setteville arouse great interest: two precious statues, one dating from the second century. A.D. representing Hercules as a boy, the other depicts Dionysus and is a copy of the famous work of Lysippos
These are varied collection, which covers all the historical events of the area east of Rome and close to Tivoli and testify the richness of the houses located along the Via Tiburtina and the artistic taste of the various eras.