Top Choice Museum in Chieti

Museo Archeologico Nazionale d'Abruzzo Villa Frigerj

Housed in a neoclassical villa in the Villa Comunale park, the Museo Archeologico Nazionale displays a comprehensive collection of local finds, including the 6th-century-BC Warrior of Capestrano, considered the most…
Palace in Sulmona

Palazzo dell'Annunziata

The most impressive of Sulmona's palazzi (mansions), founded in 1320 but rebuilt many times over, sits above a 1st-century-BC Roman domus (villa). The building has a harmonious blend of Gothic and Renaissance archit…
Museum in Sulmona

Museo Diocesano di Arte Sacra

On Piazza Garibaldi, housed in the former Santa Chiara convent, this small museum has an eclectic collection of religious and contemporary art. A highlight is a detailed presepe (nativity scene) depicting 19th-centu…
Museum in Sulmona

Museo dell'Arte Confettiera

This museum is housed in the Fabbrica Confetti Pelino, Sulmona's most famous manufacturer of confetti. The reconstructed 16th-century laboratory looks more like an old-time science lab than a sweet-making plant. It'…
Museum in Parco Nazionale d'Abruzzo, Lazio e Molise

Centro di Visita di Pescasseroli

The Centro di Visita di Pescasseroli has a small museum and a clinic for sick animals including a bear and wolf, but it's far from the park's best centre and charges a steep entry fee.
Museum in Pescara

Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo

Located on a quiet road parallel to the river on the opposite bank from the centre, this wonderful museum illustrates Abruzzo peasant culture. The information is mainly in Italian, but the objects speak eloquently f…
Museum in Pescara

Museo Casa Natale Gabriele D'Annunzio

The birthplace of controversial fascist poet Gabriele D'Annunzio is small but excellently curated with furniture, documents, photos and his death mask displayed in a polished glass case.
Gallery in Pescara

Museo d'Arte Moderna Vittoria Colonna

Near the seafront, one block back from the beach, this gallery has a Picasso and Miró among its small collection of modern art.
Museum in Chieti

Museo Archeologico Nazionale d'Abruzzo La Civitella

La Civitella is a modern museum built around a Roman amphitheatre. Exhibits chart the history of Chieti and include weapons and pottery dating back to the Iron Age.
Cathedral in Vasto & Around

Cattedrale di San Giuseppe

The facade is a lovely low-key example of Romanesque architecture; the rest of the building was destroyed in 1566 when the city was sacked by the Turks, and later rebuilt.