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The Museum of Santa Restituta

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The Museum is the birth and development to the rector of the church, Don Pietro Monti. The Museum is well worth a visit is a privilege which only a few other museums in the world can boast, not inanimate and icy place of collection of relics of the past, but direct evidence of life and culture in Ischia by the Greeks to the early Christians. The museum, in fact, was built on the same spot of the ancient settlements. In the early '50s, in repairing the chapel of Santa Restituta, we had the pleasant surprise of finding the crypt under the floor with many early Christian tombs. On the site, among other things, was found also a clay lamp with bunch of grapes of the sixth-seventh century. A.D. The discovery encouraged the improvised archaeologists in the excavation to continue. After a while we found the place dealing with a Christian cemetery around the basilica cistern made from a disused Roman. The hard work continued, from surprise to surprise, until it was brought to light a vast number of tombs built according to Phoenician and Punic traditions, or as the greek-roman.
Currently, the museum contains numerous archaeological finds of various periods found not only in Lacco Ameno - places of settlement in the ancient city of Pithecoussai - but on the whole island.
Near the Christian cemetery was located even if the industrial area were manufactured and baking the famous vases Pithecusan exported throughout the Mediterranean.
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Santuario e Museo Archeologico S. Restituta
Piazza S.Restituta, 10 - 80076 - Lacco Ameno
Tel.: 081 980538
Hours: Open daily, closed on Sun afternoon
►from 01.06 to 31.08: 9:30-12:30 / 17:00-19:00
►from 01.04 to 31.05 and from 01.09 to 31.10: 9:30-12:30 / 16:00-18:00
Closed from November to Easter, for visits by appointment.
Bus lines: 1-2-4-CD-CS


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