Marzabotto is one of the most important Etruscan centres in Emilia-Romagna.
Most of the exhibits on display in the Luigi Fantini archaeological museum come from the Etruscan- Celtic settlement discovered in nearby Monte Bibele.
The MUV's collections include a significant number of artefacts unearthed during excavations in Marano di Castenaso. Among these are the grave goods of numerous tombs, whose occupants were presumably nobles, to judge by the exceptional refinement of the goods, and warriors.
Claterna was founded in the first half of the 2nd century BCE and grew to dimensions comparable with those of Bononia (Bologna) and Forum Cornelii (Imola).