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Museo del Sannio e Chiostro di Santa Sofia - Patrimonio UNESCO

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17 Jan 2019
“Nice museum and cloister”
13 Jul 2018
“Surprisingly well-curated!”
The original nucleus of the museum goes back to the 1873. The museum collection took shape over the time as a result of donations, acquisitions and local discoveries. It collects historical evidences since samnitic and roman period, passing through...more
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Piazza Santa Sofia | Ingresso pedonale, accanto alla Chiesa di Santa Sofia, 82100, Benevento, Italy
+39 331 507 3873
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Reviewed 17 January 2019

In the Santa Sofia church's monastery complex and cloister is the Museo del Sannio, an interesting archaeological museum holding artifacts from the Sannio area dating from the greek and roman times, passing through the middle ages and Langobard period all the way to 16th and...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 13 July 2018

I say "surprisingly" because the quality of their collections surpasses what you might expect from a mid-size town. The cloisters are a gorgeous backdrop to a serious collection. Perhaps my favorite pieces were tombstones of several ancient couples: wife and husband were carved in such...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 6 November 2016

Italy, so many UNESCO sites. This one is definitely a must-see. A museum so well curated that takes you through several centuries. The condition of the archeological objects is excellent. The artwork, statues and objects from the churches. The St Sofia church prior to entering...More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed 8 November 2014

We were clueless as to what was in this museum due to inability to communicate with the people at the ticket counter. It turned out to be a large collection of stone carvings, burial items ,weapons, jewelry, and pottery. More than a couple of floors...More

Date of experience: November 2014
Thank BobxxxxCindy
Reviewed 27 June 2014

The Lombard cloisters in the Museo di Sannio are really worth seeing - a magnificent melange of mediaeval carving - Moorish, Lombard, Romanesque, Greek. And so many of them - all different. .

Date of experience: June 2014
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Reviewed 16 May 2014

This museum is an important place for understanding a complex city like Benevento: the region of the ancient Samnites, a major city of Italy at Roman times, the capital city of a Lombard duchy in the Middle Ages (this quality earned her recent insertion into...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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