The capitular room and the museum
In the first decades of the year one thousand, simultaneously to the enlargement of the Church, the monastery was built, too. The big capitular room, a little covered portion of the closter and some rooms of unsure destination remained. The big room had originally a trusses covering, replaced in XIII century by bricks vaults supported by three big central columns, stone pillars and bricks semi columns leaning on the walls.
The museum , through the excavation finds, tells the arrival of relics of Saint Caprasio and the hospitality that the abbey gave to the Francigena pilgrims. The great dummies of abbot, monk and pilgrim accompany the visitor to discover the irons of urn which contains the finds of the saint, coins left by pilgrims around his grave, kitchenware of the abbot kitchen, roman dominion and iron time presences trucks, the abbey silver, hundreds of devotional medals which accompanied the last land travel of Aulla citizens. Tridimensional rebuilding and videos retrace ten years of archeological excavations and show the possible medieval plant of the Church and monastery.
The stone gospel finding
After the finding of the entry portal two big capitals exposed in the Church and reused as cornerstones
of the bell tower, other capitals have been found, hidden under the plaster as simple building stones
without their origin function. In the middle of the room there is the elegant capital, depicting four dragons,
has been assigned by Maria Pia Branchi to the Po Valley sculptor Oberto Ferlendi (first half of XIII c.).
probably the other stones with plant basketwork and skein decorations, and the depictions of the
grapes (Eucharist), fish (Christ) and the palm (martyrs) belong to the same shop.
The stone of Saint Caprasio
Few monuments can place beside to the historical-