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Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Villa Arbusta

It was hard work finding this place and getting there and once there it was even difficult to find... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Wendy G
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Missing a trick

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

Reviewed June 2, 2017
fire-by-night89
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Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

It was hard work finding this place and getting there and once there it was even difficult to find the ticket office. But it was all worthwhile in the end! Nestor's cup will beguile any fan of Homer and the terraces, gardens and architecture and...More

Thank Wendy G
Reviewed June 4, 2018

Great museo archeologico to see the cup of Nestor, Greek king of Pylos, who was the oldest and intelligentest adviser to the war of Troja, who had the best ideas; the cup of Nestor was to drink of, so Aphrodite had love wishes, if you...More

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed October 26, 2017

In the museum they have plenty of findings but a) all text for displayed items are only in Italian and b) the exhibition is SO old-fashioned... Most visitors would love to get some more information, that the exhibition was made more alive.. This will need...More

Thank Birgitte1804
Reviewed August 22, 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

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Reviewed June 2, 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 May 18, 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 October 22, 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 September 10, 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 June 29, 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 Michael S
Reviewed December 10, 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
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