A special journey... From the river to the sea

At the Museum of Casal de' Pazzi a new multi-sensorial exhibition presents the daily life of a group of Neanderthals reconstructed on illustrated relief boards

On the occasion of the National Braille Day, which falls on 21 February, the Museum of Casal de' Pazzi is inaugurating a new permanent, accessible and inclusive multi-sensory exhibition that illustrates the daily life of a group of Neanderthal men, women and children as, against the backdrop of a vanished prehistoric landscape, they move together from the river to the sea.

The ancient river, from which it has been imagined that the Neanderthals were moving on this 'special journey', could be the one that flowed 200,000 years ago, in the Middle Pleistocene, right where the museum structure now stands, an area of approximately 300 square metres that preserves a portion of the riverbed.

The exhibition pays particular attention to inclusive dissemination and is aimed at everyone: people with physical, sensory and cognitive disabilities, children, experts and enthusiasts of the discipline, but also the 'layman' of the subject and the merely curious, with the aim of bringing the widest and most diverse public closer to the themes of the Museum and prehistory.

The exhibition, located in the Pleistocene Garden, consists of 15 panels with relief illustrations and Braille-translated captions depicting imaginative but scientifically accurate scenes of everyday life of our Neanderthal ancestors. During an entire day until nightfall, one follows the small nomadic community, consisting of men, women and children, in their movements in search of food, but not only. In addition to hunting and gathering activities, there is also room for play, conviviality around the fire and love.


Museo di Casal de’ Pazzi,
Via Egidio Galbani, 6 – 00156 Roma
(entrance car park: Via Adolfo Marco Boroli)

Opening hours:
Tuesday from 9.00 to 14.00
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 to 14.00
the ticket office closes one hour earlier
Closed: Monday, 1st May and 25th December.

Free entrance to the exhibition and the Museum, by prior appointment at 060608 (every day from 9.00 to 19.00)