Impressive traces of wall have come to light beneath the Church and Monastery of St. Augustine These have captured the imagination and stirred interest among researchers for centuries.
Identified either as part of the Basilica designed by the architect Vitruvio
and described in "De Architectura
" or alternatively as part of the temple of Fanum Fortunae
which gave the city it’s name, the remains comprise a long wall with small blocks of stone punctuated by pilasters and windows, small fan-shaped arches, a stretch of wall and apse, columns and drainage channels.
Guided visits to the roman buildings under the Church of Sant’Agostino are organized by Fano Archeoclub during the year.
In winter (from mid-September to mid-June) visits are organized on the second Saturday in the month (when the Antiques Fair is also held) at 5:30 p.m. In Summer (from mid-June to mid-September) visits are possible on Wednesday and Friday evening at 9:30 p.m. (in August also on Thursday evening).
Reservation required : Fano Archeoclub mob. 339.8070687 – email@example.com.