Rustic villa

Vitrina 155
Villas were rural houses with land in which agricultural activities and craft production were developed. They were also used by the upper classes as a place to retreat. Columela indicates that the villa must have had three parts: urbana for housing, rustica for slaves and cattle, y fructuaria to store agricultural products. In the villae, cereals, grapes, olives, vegetables, legumes, tubers and fruit were cultivated. They had facilities for wine and oil making that were then stored in large jars or dolia. Livestock and pottery production supplemented agricultural activities. Coastal farms also produced salted fish and the famous fish sauce known as garum.
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