During an emergency excavation by the Versilian Archaeological and Spelaeological Group, in the 60's, at Cafaggio di Ripa, the remains of a building, composed of at least two rooms and probably belonging to a Roman farm, were discovered.
The building, like other farms found in Versilia (Montiscendi
, Ponte Rosso, Pisanica, Acquarella
), appears to be part of the centuriation created in Roman times, i.e. of that network of roads and canals created within the frame of an impressive reorganization of the fields belonging to the colonies of Luni and Pisa. The excavation has yielded, besides covering material, such as tiles and roofing, also other material, of both local or regional origin ('thin walled' pottery
, Italic 'terra sigillata'
, common table and kitchenware) and produced in other regions of Italy or in the provinces (African table and kitchenware), that proves contacts with neighbouring areas and with distant regions. In the same area, two graves with their relative goods (IInd
c. A.D.) have been discovered, together with a further grave "alla cappuccina"
, equipped with small pottery vases (IIIrd
c. A.D.). The group of tombs shows the presence of a burial area near to the settlement, as at Crocialetto
, Pieve di S. Giovanni e S. Felicita