Archaeological Areas

The Boschetti

Archaeological Areas

The Boschetti

Comeana, Carmignano (PO)

The extraordinary cultural and artistic development that affects the area during the Orientalizing period of Etruscan history is mostly apparent in Comeana, where the two monumental tombs of Montefortini and Boschetti suggest the high level reached by local patrons during the 7th century BC.

The Boschetti tumulus dominates the last curve of the access road to the town of Comeana and overlooks the present cemetery.

It is located in the small cemetery near the Tumulus, with a short downhill dromos blocked by a large stone slab which marks the access to a small rectangular room with a vestibule. From here you can reach the death chamber, closed by a slab, with walls made of stone elements that are identified by large interlocks thoroughly connected, so as to create tension and stability to the entire structure, we have to imagine that originally it covered the earth above the hemispherical tumulus.

The cell is paved with irregular slabs and in correspondence of the bottom wall it receives a small quadrangular theca, maybe used for cremation burials.

The Boschetti tomb

Via Lombarda (Comeana) – 59015 Carmignano (PO)
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Always visible

Free Entrance

Option for educational visits

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