Museo archeologico

Museo archeologico, Venafro: Hours, Address, Museo archeologico Reviews: 4.5/5

Museo archeologico
4.5
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8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 1:45 PM
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Pinerolo, Italy13 contributions
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The modern layout of the Museum shows very well the Roman period of Venafrum, with a rich section about San Vincenzo al Volturno abbey. You can find statues, frescoes, a unique chess play from X century (probably the only so old chess in Europe), pieces of marble/mosaic pavements, insciptions, insciptions about the local aqueduct, and so on. Here Is possibile to collect some free tourist guides about Boiano, Isernia, Termoli etc. A not-to-miss place in Venafro. August 2020 update :the Museum is open in the morning tue-sun until 1.15 pm
Written August 4, 2020
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Elena-Gioia
Moscow, Russia334 contributions
This is a really very interesting museum. As a rule, I do not spend much time in archeological museums, but that one is so interesting. And I was lucky as one of the staff members, Signor Giovanni, turned out to be an excellent guide. He told me so many things about the exhibition, articles, legends. Thanks to him I made a trip through centuries.
Grazie mille Signor Giovanni!
Written September 23, 2019
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Rinaldo P
Venafro, Italy12 contributions
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The archeological findings exhibited at the museum are simply excellent. As a matter of fact, one can get a glimpse of the kind of deep, ancient Roman exposure offered by the city itself simply walking downtown Venafro, and stopping by several Roman epigraphs placed on old buildings outside walls, for everyone to see.

In fact, the museum lies at the center of a couple of blocks worth of very interesting archeological excavations, which have unveiled Venafro’s ancient and glorious Roman past. Archeological findings vary from funeral tombstones to an almost perfectly preserved statue of Venus, but are too numerous to be listed here.

Beautifully preserved floor mosaics exhibited at the museum and the actual, factual Roman history have led to the almost certainty that Venafro was residence to Julia, Emperor Octavian Augustus’ only daughter, and her husband Agrippa. Mostly likely, the very Pontius Pilate, former governor of Judea, may have been their neighbor too.

However, this story is currently being investigated and waiting to be accepted and endorsed by local authorities.
Written October 15, 2017
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giorgiocannella
Rome, Italy813 contributions
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I discovered a museum that allows you to retrace the history of Venafro from the Neolithic to the Middle Ages with available caretakers, a well-kept outfit, many important items, and some unique finds.
I report you (see photographs):
- the edit of the Venafro aqueduct dating from 17 to 11 before Christ - the age of aqueduct construction - one of the most important texts that make up the sources of Roman law;
- two large male statues, first identified with Augustus and Tiberius, today considered to be the depiction of two important characters of Roman time Venafro;
- the oldest known Venafran: a fossilized infantile skeleton dating to the Neolithic;
- a great Venus statue of Roman Antonine period (II century after Christ), which features a late revision of Aphrodite of Cnido;
- an incomplete statue depicting Venus Genetrix and which is most likely similar to the colossal statue that Giulius Cesar put in his Forum in Rome to indicate the origin of the gens Iulia - to which he belonged - from Venus;
- one of the oldest chessboards in the world, dating back to the X century after Christ with 18 pieces of chess;
- a little altar with lucerne, probably a unique specimen in the world.
All this for the irresistible price of 2 euros to entry into the museum.
What are you waiting for to see all this ?
Written October 9, 2017
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  • Tue - Sun 8:30 AM - 1:45 PM