The last 28th of December has been officially opened to the public the gate of the historical De Dominicis-Ricci Palace, in the ancient city centre of Ascea (Cilento). The last 28th of December has been officially opened to the public the gate of the historical De Dominicis-Ricci Palace, in the ancient city centre of Ascea (Cilento).
Recently restored, the palace has been converted by the City Hall in an exhibition building, inaugurated with the opening of the exhibit named "Velia: unacittà tra Essere e benessere". The exhibition, that talks about all the Cilento land, rotates around the story of the ancient city of Elea-Velia, an early Greek settlement later converted in a Roman one, famous for its thermal baths and the presence of the Scuola Medica Salernitana. The ancient city remains are still well visible in the huge archaeological park of Ascea; all the finds showed in the exhibition come from there. The exhibit, strongly requested from the Mayor, Pietro D'Angiolillo, and supported by the Superintendence for Archaeology, Arts and Landscape of Salerno and Avellino, embodied by Dr Francesca Casula, has been launched at the presence of the director of the archaeological park, Dr Maria Tommasa Granese and the manager of 3D Research, Saverino De Leo. The company followed all the realization iter of the exhibit, from the first project, included the logo and identity design, to the implementation, always supported by Dr Granese and the other curators. The presentation event saw the enthusiastic participation of the Ascea citizenry who, at the end, had the possibility to visit as first the exhibition, led by professional guides.