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Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae

Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 996103
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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 2 weeks ago
Bangor, United Kingdom
A small delight

This is a small place at the top of a hill but well worth the walk up ( not least because of the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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  • Average9%
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Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
+39 081 996103

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago

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

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 MrSnow
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
Reviewed March 7, 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 September 28, 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 April 24, 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
Reviewed September 7, 2013

How many people even know there was an ancient Greek colony on Ischia in the 8th Century BC? So the ancient artifacts are generally Greek, including the Nestor cup with the oldest written Greek known to man (If I've got that right). It's also kid-friendly...More

1  Thank archaeofan
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