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Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae

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Address: Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 996103
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09:30 - 13:30
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Tue - Sun 09:30 - 13:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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It's probably safe to state that very few visitors to Ischia (and Lacco Ameno, specifically) know this fine museum exists. It's a wonderful find for those who are interested in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 October 2016
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Reston, Virginia

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Reston, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

It's probably safe to state that very few visitors to Ischia (and Lacco Ameno, specifically) know this fine museum exists. It's a wonderful find for those who are interested in learning about the island's geology and earliest peoples. Artifacts are displayed chronologically, and some information is in English. A pleasant garden area is part of the museum grounds, as is... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

Although small it is full of wonderful artefacts . An archaeologist was on hand to explain. The history of the island was revealed. More should be available in the English language.

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Thank dn0wak
Hilliard, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

I have been to the island of Ischia numerous times, and have visited the Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae several times as well. It is situated in the "once beautiful", Villa Arbusto. On previous visits this garden and villa were a lovely place to visit. I was disappointed this past week (June 20, 2016), to see that the villa is "run... More 

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Ischia, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

The Museum Pithecusae is an important step about the birth of the Magna Grecia. Besides the Nestor's Cup there many other interesting objects from prehistoric times to 2nd century A.C. Next door you will find the exhibition dedicated to Angelo Rizzoli with photos from the 50's to 70's in Lacco Ameno and the birth of modern tourism. Not to miss... More 

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Thank Brigitte H
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2015

Don't miss this museum which is extraordinary. It has many artifacts from prehistoric times, but the best exhibits for me were those of the early Greeks who settled on the island in 750 B.C. among them is the Cup of Nestor which has a sample of early Greek writing incised on it. From the museum you have beautiful views of... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014

The museum is situauted in the villa of the famous publisher and cinema producer A.Riccolly. Both Archeological museum and exposition about the previou owner worth seeing. But the most delightful part is a stroll in the park with a wonderful views

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2014

The Nestor's cup is here among other greek vases to admire. Beautiful garden and views to the town. Remember to visit also the other archeological museum under the town church - it's even more interesting as it is a real part of an ancient Greek city.

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Thank Jarmo S
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

How many people even know there was an ancient Greek colony on Ischia in the 8th Century BC? So the ancient artifacts are generally Greek, including the Nestor cup with the oldest written Greek known to man (If I've got that right). It's also kid-friendly with model buildings that fascinate them.

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Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2013

The museum was very close to our hotel, but most of the other people we were with didn't even know it was there. It is a nice museum with many artifacts and a scavi area that was fascinating, but again, there was little signage, so it was hard to really know what I was seeing. I would recommend it to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2012

The steep climb up the hill is worth it - and not just for the view from the museum! The artefacts date from about 700 B.C. - it was the first Greek outpost in the western Mediterranean, of strategic importance, and there are finds from the Necropolis and ancient workshops. All are well displayed with English translations - it's small... More 

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