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Edgar K wrote a review Dec 2019
Great museum it is totally worth it. Incredible exhibitions and paintings. Great staff member extremely helpful and enthusiast.
Date of experience: December 2019
joeyo wrote a review Oct 2019
47 contributions55 helpful votes
We viewed a very interesting exhibit of Abruzzese paintings going back many centuries. Very well-organized and interesting. A beautiful venue and very helpful staff.
Date of experience: September 2019
Anthony B wrote a review Sep 2019
13 contributions1 helpful vote
This museum is a treasure, with a large collection of art from the Middle Ages to modern times, in it's beautifully-displayed rooms. This structure is not the permanent housing for these hundreds of paintings, sculptures and jewelry, all of which were brought from the 16th-century Castle of L’Aquila that was heavily damaged in the 2009 earthquake. Few visitors were in this large, modern museum when we arrived. After my wife and I had spent 2 hours enjoying every piece we saw, a guide (Carmine Santorelli) came to us after seeing how interested we were and he led us on a guided tour. He explained the history and culture of the region and how the artwork differed from other locations and times; the breast-feeding Virgin Mary's; the hidden figures in many religious paintings that symbolized the distrust the artists (an others) felt for powerful religious figures of the times. His 40+ years of museum experience were truly evident in his passionate explanations of what we saw.…
Date of experience: August 2019
Zoeshrager wrote a review Jun 2019
45 contributions64 helpful votes
Organized museum with english translations and artifacts thats predated the roman empire. Some notable pieces to see include the large statue of Hercules, the Warrior of Capestrano, and the intact bronze sculpture of Hercules. Affordable, beautiful, informative.
Date of experience: June 2019
2 Helpful votes
Katrien S wrote a review May 2019
Ghent, Belgium1,985 contributions448 helpful votes
The museum used to be in the Spanish fort, but as that is closed, it is now in the old slaughterhouse, and has a nice modern display, with even information in English. The museum is organised chronologically, with first Roman finds, some of which are very nice. Then there is a nice section on local medieval art, and a less impressive section on barok and later art.…
Date of experience: April 2019
1 Helpful vote