We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae

Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 996103
Review Highlights
Let's drink from the Nestore's joyful cup !

Villa Arbusto in Lacco Ameno encloses like a jewel box the most beautiful jewels of the ancient... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Francesco P
Caserta, Italy
Missing a trick

This is a delightful, perhaps a little dated, small museum recording the history of the island... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2017
Bangor, United Kingdom
Read all 140 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“small museum” (2 reviews)
“cup” (5 reviews)
“peoples” (2 reviews)
Open Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 996103
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (140)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 14 reviews

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Villa Arbusto in Lacco Ameno encloses like a jewel box the most beautiful jewels of the ancient settlements euboeans in Ischia, but the most amazing thing is the cup of Nestor. "The cup of Nestor ... good drinkin'. But those who drink from this Cup,...More

Thank Francesco P
Reviewed 2 June 2017

This is a delightful, perhaps a little dated, small museum recording the history of the island mainly through pottery artifacts. Some of the information could do to be renewed and more English translations would be helpful. The terrace garden which overlooks the beautiful town of...More

Thank fire-by-night89
Reviewed 19 May 2017

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...More

1  Thank Lucyaspinall
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...More

Thank Mary N
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
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...More

Thank MrSnow
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...More

Thank Brigitte H
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...More

1  Thank leo1492
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
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...More

Thank Jarmo S
Nearby Restaurants
Le Stufe Osteria & Cucina
324 reviews
.02 km away
A' cucin ro' core
198 reviews
1.06 km away
195 reviews
.40 km away
Trattoria Casa Colonica al Negombo
465 reviews
.53 km away
Nearby Attractions
Negombo Giardini Termali
2,412 reviews
.61 km away
Giardini La Mortella
2,611 reviews
.86 km away
Baia di San Montano
758 reviews
.68 km away
Fungo Di Lacco Ameno
422 reviews
.52 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines