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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
09:00 - 13:30
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 13:30
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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A small delight

This is a small place at the top of a hill but well worth the walk up ( not least because of the lovely view.) I went on a Sunday morning ( despite being told it was closed on a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a small place at the top of a hill but well worth the walk up ( not least because of the lovely view.) I went on a Sunday morning ( despite being told it was closed on a Sunday, it wasn't.) If you are at all interested in ancient history or just styles of pottery,this is a place... More 

Thank Lucyaspinall
Reston, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
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 

Thank Mary N
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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.

Thank dn0wak
Hilliard, Ohio
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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 

Thank MrSnow
Ischia, Italy
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

Thank Brigitte H
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 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 

1 Thank leo1492
Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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

1 Thank Too-tiki
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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.

Thank Jarmo S
New York City, New York
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank archaeofan
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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