There is an authentic Roman mosaic underneath the High Altar. ITT Museo della Cattedrale Piazza del Duomo. .Q (0578) 22 64 90. Open daily.
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Adm charge 0 partial. The museum, found in the cloister of the cathedral, has a display of Roman, Lombardic and medieval sculpture. In this museum, visits can be arranged to the underground galleries beneath the city, dug by the Etruscans and used as catacombs by early Christians in the 3rd-5th centuries. Sant'Antimo © Road map D4.
The half-dozen fastest swimmers reached the dinghy first and flopped through the open doorway and onto the rubber floor. Then the rest of us arrived in a clump; 15 people struggling to get out of the water at the same time into a 2-foot-wide opening. There was a lot of pushing and shouting and swearing: anyone who was too close to the doorway without managing to get in was used as a platform by the others. Eventually we were all in; the remaining few being heaved onboard by those inside. Most of us sat around the edges in a circle, looking towards the middle, miserable.