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Museo Ignazio Cerio

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Address: Piazzetta Ignazio Cerio 5, 80073 Capri, Island of Capri, Italy
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+39 081 837 6681

The Museum Ignazio Cerio owes its origins to the untiring efforts of Doctor...

The Museum Ignazio Cerio owes its origins to the untiring efforts of Doctor Ignazio Cerio, an Island physician, who constituted it as a family museum towards the middle of the XIX century, but was formally established as a public museum in 1949. The museum consists in 4 rooms: the geology and palaeontology room, the prehistoric and protohistoric room, the zoology and botany room and the archaeology room with over 20.000 naturalistic and archaeological finds which were gathered by Ignazio Cerio on Capri.

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This should be your FIRST stop when coming to Capri for the first time... this is the story of Capri in 30 minutes!

Housed in a private Palazzo on the Piazzetta of Capri, across from the San Stefano church, is a museum of over 24,000 items collected on the island by the Cerio family, and other... read more

Reviewed 20 January 2016
Capri, Italy
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Capri, Italy
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Reviewed 20 January 2016

Housed in a private Palazzo on the Piazzetta of Capri, across from the San Stefano church, is a museum of over 24,000 items collected on the island by the Cerio family, and other donations, including roman, egyptian, etruscan, and prehistoric artefacts. It takes less than 30 minutes for you to learn the origins and the story of Capri with a... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Just off the Piazzetta it is a great refuge from the hustle and bustle around that area. The exhibits would do a National Geographic scholar proud. The natural history and geology of the Island is what it is all about . Not for the casual visitor, rather for the person with a special interest in the Island. We have been... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2013

I'm sure that this is a fascinating if old-style natural history museum but for a linguistically impaired person such as myself, I didn't get as much out if it as a local would. Still I was perfectly happy to pay the modest entry fee to keep such a museum going.

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Ancona, Italy
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

There's a fabulous view of the piazzetta from the upper-storey windows, but it's quite a climb up steep stairs to get there. Otherwise, the museum covers most of the areas you would expect, but is dominated by geology and natural history - what Cerio himself was most interested in. People with no special interest in geology and natural history may... More 

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Stromness, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 April 2012

The musuem was fascinating with the geological, historical and biological exhibits. Most of the exhibit descriptions are in Italian, although you are given a leaflet in English when you pay your entrance fee.

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