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Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae

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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 June 2017
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 19 May 2017
Petersfield, United Kingdom
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Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210, 80076 Lacco Ameno, Isola d'Ischia, Italy
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Reviewed 5 June 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 26 October 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 23 August 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

1  Thank Francesco P
Reviewed 2 June 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 19 May 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 22 October 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 10 September 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 30 June 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 10 December 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 8 March 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
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