Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae

Museo Archeologico di Pithecusae information

Lacco Ameno , Italy
Corso Angelo Rizzoli 210
Lacco Ameno
+390 81 99 61 83
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admission includes Museo Angelo Rizzoli €5
Opening hours
9.30am-1pm & 3-6.30pm Tue-Sun
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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.