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Museo Archeologico Nazionale del Melfese Massimo Pallottino

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Interesting Museum

A very interesting museum with a large variety of exhibits and steeped in history. Wroth a visit if... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2017
Lionel L
Sliema, Malta
the Best

Easily the best archaeological museum south of Naples. Great old Norman building,great objects and... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Stephen N
Lauria, Italy
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26 Dec 2017
“Interesting Museum”
19 Jul 2017
“the Best”
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Reviewed 26 December 2017

A very interesting museum with a large variety of exhibits and steeped in history. Wroth a visit if in the area

Thank Lionel L
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Easily the best archaeological museum south of Naples. Great old Norman building,great objects and beautiful displays.

2  Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 18 April 2017

If you love history and archeology this is the museum for you. Artifacts from around the region, with maps to show area and cultures they represent.

1  Thank 1of8mom24
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

For those interested in the very beautiful but, unfortunately, little visited region of Basilicata, this museum in a historic Swabian Castle is a wonderful place to get started. One can gain an idea of the vast and complicated, needless to add ancient, region from which...More

1  Thank jaydub1948
Reviewed 8 December 2016

Great small museum with great finds from the area. Well displayed compared to lots of other southern Italian museums,the staff seem to care. Its located in the old Norman castle so you get to see that as well

Thank Stephen N
Reviewed 29 March 2016

The most interesting presentations were of artifacts from pro-Roman era tombs. The material was very well laid out in display cases,but the detailed explanations were in Italian. Each room did, however, provide a general overview written in English. The place was totally empty when I...More

Thank RonTSmithers_B_C_
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Located inside the historic Melfi Castello, the display is both simple and elegant. The marble sarcophagus is absolutely stunning. The second floor exhibits contain many examples of pottery, weapons, and chariots from several archeological sites around Melfi -- many well over 2000 yrs old! Highly...More

Thank Brent W
Reviewed 4 July 2015

Located in the recently renovated castle, the modern displays present finds from the area, some of exceptional interest and beauty. The superb sarcophagus alone makes it well worth a visit.

Thank IanAberdeen
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