Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae

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Twiglet59
Matlock, UK13 contributions
May 2019
The collection of archaeology (particularly ceramics) from former civilisations in Ischia is impressive. And on an island with limited options on a rainy day, good to have an indoor attraction. I particularly liked the geometric designs on delicate small vases, and the vessels boldly decorated with stylised horses. The villa itself has seen much better days however, and one wishes one of the many film stars and wealthy folk who holiday on Ischia would leave a legacy or donation to help restore some of the faded glory of the building which houses the collection. Like many English museums these days, it clearly struggles for funds to replace broken signs and carry out grounds maintenance. The little garden to the side of the villa is kept as neatly as the limited funds allow, and there is a fine vista from the pergola walk, looking out across the sea towards the mainland. It is a very easy walk to the Villa from the centre of Lacco Ameno, though anyone with mobility issues should note that there is one steep section towards the end.
Written September 3, 2019
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Birdmarg
Atlanta, GA166 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The museum is really a great source of information, despite it's exterior that is falling down a bit. If you are interested in archaeology and the geological history of the island, this is a must see. The gardens are nice as well.
Written June 8, 2019
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Wendy G
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Sep 2018 • Solo
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 the tranquility and the views are so beautiful. As an added bonus, there was a well-known pianist practising in the gallery for an upcoming concert. Truly, it brought me to tears. The acoustics were excellent. It was one of those surprises that Italy puts on for you sometimes.
Just a pity that there are not enough signposts, and while some items had English translation, many didn't.
So glad that I did the hard work to get there!
Written September 12, 2018
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Manuela L
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg7,086 contributions
Jul 2017 • Family
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 don't drink from this joyful cup, from Aphrodite tears will grows anemones.
Written June 4, 2018
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Birgitte1804
Copenhagen, Denmark175 contributions
Oct 2017 • Solo
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 to wait till somebody at the museum gets the idea..
Written October 26, 2017
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Francesco P
Caserta, Italy669 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
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, for that will be taken by the desire of love for Aphrodite by the beautiful Crown ... "
Written August 22, 2017
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fire-by-night
Bangor, UK111 contributions
May 2017 • Couples
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 Lacco Ameno could be an asset to the museum if it were made into a cafe area or perhaps a place for local artists to work and display similar to a more relaxed monmartre feel.
Written June 2, 2017
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Lucyaspinall
Petersfield, UK133 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
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 well worth making the effort for. You can see examples of imported pottery in all kinds of different styles and decoration. So, make the trek up the hill and wander about and think about the peoples who set about using their artistry and skills to make all kinds of pots.
Written May 19, 2017
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Mary N
Reston, VA189 contributions
Sep 2016 • Solo
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 an out building devoted to memorabilia for and about an Ischia visionary and cinema personality, Angelo Rizzoli. A bonus for visitors to the site is the splendid view if affords of the town and sea below. Note: Walkers should know that the climb to reach the Museo is fairly steep and involves steps, as well.
Written October 22, 2016
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dn0wak
Nottingham, UK3 contributions
Aug 2016 • Family
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.
Written September 10, 2016
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Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae is open:
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Tue - Sun 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM


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