Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo

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Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo

Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo
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The museum follows the story of mankind in Abruzzo, from man's first appearance as a Palaeolithic hunter. It highlights the contribution made by 9 italic tribes from Abruzzo and Molise to the making of Rome, thus giving the name "Italy" to the entire peninsula. A brief summary illustrates how much of their past has been handed down to us in terms of customs, beliefs, places of worship, products, objects, manners. The central theme of the museum, organized into 16 huge display rooms, is the concept of continuity, everlasting culture, illustrated via a fascinating, educational exhibition, equipped with multimedia facilities and digitally assisted audio guide available in many languages. The museum, is one of the most original and innovative within the field of Antropology in Italy. The Museum of the Abruzzi People is located in the historical centre of Pescara, inside the old Bourbon barracks building. The floor where the permanent collection is housed was built as barracks in the 18th Century, on the basement that belonged to Pescara's 15th Century fortress.
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EdP
Pescara, Abruzzi, Italy63 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
We had a lovely morning at this museum, hosted inside the ancient barracks of Pescara's XVI century fortress. The museum provides visitors with a deep understanding of the history, the traditions and the way of life of the Abruzzese people. A must for those willing to truly understand this gorgeous region of Italy.
Written February 13, 2020
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Alexander Dimitrov
1 contribution
Dec 2018 • Business
Because of the ACCT project I had the opportunity to visit this simple but quite interesting museum. I learned a bit of local history, but it turned out to be a bit tiring.
Written March 20, 2019
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Rafael Torres
1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Friends
I learned a bit of local history by visiting the museum. There are many beautiful and interesting things, but it turns out to be a bit tiring! And for this reason a loylt of people anded up leaving the guided tour.
Written February 6, 2019
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cycleplus1
MIlton Keynes772 contributions
Jan 2019 • Couples
Visited on a Saturday and were surprised that we were the only people there.
Entrance was €6 each.
Each of the 13 rooms was dedicated to a different period or subject. It was well laid out,even if a little dated in places.Lots of old photos to look at.There are some descriptions in English,but most of the museum is self explanatory. There is also a display of military wear as it was a former barracks with a jail,and there are some viewing windows on Roman remains.
Definately worth a 2 hour visit.
Pay attention to the opening hours!
Written January 12, 2019
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Silk Adventures'n Food
Pescara, Italy673 contributions
Dec 2018 • Friends
This museum let you walk from palaeolithic ages to more recent times to discover the roots of the a people of Abruzzo.
A very important archeological find is the coin in the picture, in fact for the first time in history it is used the word "Italia"!
That is because people from middle Italy started an alliance to fight against the Romans and began to produce their own coins.
Written December 22, 2018
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Darina G
4 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
We were in the museum as a Group and we very liked it. It’s a really interesting museum and it was worth to visit especially because we had a really nice Guide who told us a lot about the exhibits. The museum shows the history from Abruzzo with old discoveries and different samples found in the region.
Written November 30, 2018
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Nik636
Giessen, Germany21 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
I went to this Museum with a group of an Erasmus-project, to learn more about the Italian people, their way of life and especially the abruzzese culture.
The museum is very well made, with vivid presentations starting from the early, first documented history of the abruzzese people.
Our guide was really enthusiastic and led us through the exhibition, while he told us a lot about the culture of the region.

We liked it very much, and if you have some time to spend in Pescara I recommend you to visit it.
Written November 30, 2018
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Sina M
1 contribution
Nov 2018 • Business
We were in Pescara with an Erasmus project and visited the museum. It was super informative and very interesting. We learned a lot about the country, the people and the traditions. Our guide was very well informed and could tell us something about everything. I highly recommend this museum!
Written November 30, 2018
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michaeld95062
Santa Cruz, CA40 contributions
Oct 2017
My Family was from Abruzzo. I've heard stories about the home-land. It was after coming to the museum that I could feel, see and experience what life was life in Abruzzo in the 1800 and 1900s. Wow. If you have a couple of hours, it is worth the trip. In and of itself, it is a great snapshot of local life done well. The curator has spent their money well to create an interesting and educational experience. The staff was very helpful! I took a bunch of pictures for my family!
Written December 28, 2017
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GeoffGuiseley
Guiseley, UK227 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
We spent a couple of interesting hours here. The exhibits showing life on the land up to the 1960s were very good and you could see how hard and unrelenting life was in former days. The actual processes of harvesting (especially flax) were well explained - all done laboriously by hand. The life of the shepherds was also well illustrated. Audio guide was a bit slow and could have done with being able to a particular room, jumping over others.
Written November 8, 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo

Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo is open:
  • Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 4:30 PM - 7:30 PM