Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae
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Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae information
Housed in the elegant Villa Arbusto, former home of local celeb Angelo Rizzoli, the Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae enjoys a heady historical location, overlooking Monte Vico, site of the ancient settlement and acropolis of Pithecusae. The museum has a fascinating collection of important finds from the island’s Hellenic settlement, ranging from imported earthenware to parts of the acropolis itself.
A highlight is the legendary 7th-century BC Nestor’s Cup in Sala (Room) II bearing one of the oldest known Greek inscriptions, which appropriately celebrates the wine of Ischia. The space also encompasses the Museo Angelo Rizzoli.