Amelia is one of the most ancient towns in central Italy. Its megalithic walls indicate pre-Roman origins. During Roman times it became a very important town. The local Archaeological Museum, set in the rooms of the former convent of the Boccarini Palace, displays a large number of finds, including the stunning bronze statue of Germanicus, one of the best preserved sculptures of its kind. Another interesting place worth a visit is the system of imposing underground Roman Cisterns which for centuries provided water to the town. These huge rooms are located in the topmost part of the town and could store over 4.000 cubic mts of water.