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Bodio Lomnago, area of the submerged pile-dwelling village called Bodio Centrale © Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Como, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio e Varese

  Bodio Lomnago (VA  |     Bodio centrale o delle Monete

Short Descripition
The pile-dwelling settlement was explored in several occasions during the second half of the 19th century, when it was defined one of the richest deposits of the Lake Varese. From 2006 to 2012 new underwater digs have been conducted by the Soprintendenza, whichmade it possible to connect previously recovered artefacts with important paleoenvironmental data, information about productive and sustenance activities, as well as knowledgeon settlement structures. In fact a part of a rectangular structure was discovered, which probably had a single aisle and was standing on piles (shorter side 3.75 meters; of the longer side only 6.25 meters were explored)near the shore in an area that was periodically flooded.

Bronzeage

Late Early Bronze Age and the beginning of the Middle Bronze Age (XVII-XVI cent. BC)

Lago di Varese

239 m.a.s.l.

Size of the site 1,66 ha / approx. 2 soccer pitches

Size of the bufferzone 28,65 ha / approx. 40 soccer pitches

A timber pile from Bodio Centrale pile-dwelling © Ministero per i Beni e le Attività Culturali – Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le province di Como, Lecco, Monza-Brianza, Pavia, Sondrio e Varese

Pile Dwellings up close
The submerged pile-dwelling is sometimes visible aboard a boat when the waters of the lake are not murky. The area of the settlement, marked by buoys, can be seen from the jetty at Bodio.

A selection of finds is exhibited in following museums:

Museo Civico di Villa Mirabello
Piazza della Motta, 4,
21100 Varese VA
+39 0332 255485

Museo “P. Giovio”
Piazza Medaglie d'Oro Comasche, 1,
22100 Como CO

+39 031 252550

Museo Civico Archeologico
Corso Magenta, 15,
20123 Milano MI
+39 02 8844 5208
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