ORNITHOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The ornithological collection housed in the Ruspoli Palace in Cerveteri, owned by the Ruspoli Princesses, is one of the most significant in Italy. Given that a substantial portion of the birds in the collection originate from the Lazio region, it holds remarkable historical and regional importance.

The collection comprises over 300 specimens belonging to both European and exotic avifauna. The collection’s development spans approximately 60 years, ranging from 1887 to 1948.

When visiting Cerveteri Castle, you can explore the entire ornithological collection included in the ticket price and discover the world of birds with their unique characteristics, flight adaptations, and many species that have now disappeared due to land reclamation in Lazio and the resulting completely altered habitat.