National Archaeological Museum of Formia
The National Archaeological Museum of Formia is located in the city center, on the ground floor of the eighteenth-century Town Hall of the city. Built in 1997, it houses a series of commemorative statues of illustrious members of the Julio-Claudia imperial family. These statues were found in Formia, in particular in the area of the old Forum (currently Piazza Matteij). A collection of sculptures of a high artistic level, enriched and expanded over the years. The exhibition enhances the time span between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD, the moment of maximum splendor of the city of Formia. As mentioned above, inside the National Archaeological Museum of Formia it is possible to visit honorary male and female statues, protagonists of Formian society. Patrons, magistrates, characters of the imperial family and so on. There are also numerous depictions of divinities and mythological subjects, at the time destined to embellish the numerous seaside villas on the coast of the city. Over the years Formia has been a privileged destination for many illustrious citizens of Rome, who decided to spend their holidays and part of their lives in Formia. One example above all, the great Roman orator Cicero.