ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF VOLCEI
The National Archaeological Museum of Volcei shows, through its collection of finds, the long and fascinating history of people who lived on the hills at the foot of the Alburni.
It keeps extraordinary finds from excavations throughout the territory of the archaeological park of Buccino.
The building that houses the Museum, dating to 1774, was a Hermits of Augustine’s convent, now completely restored. The exhibition is a collection of about 5,000 artefacts over an area of 1,600 square meters on four levels divided into several sections:
“From Stone to Bronze: fragments of Prehistoric life”
“Birth of an identity” (8th-7th century BC)
“Princes and warriors” (6th-5th century BC)
“An aristocratic family” (6th century BC)
“Town’s history” (4th-1st century BC)
“The marble town” (1st BC-1st AD)
The most important artefacts are:
The gold’s grave (3rd c. BC)
Mosaic (4th BC)
Crater portraying a parody of "the Rape of Cassandra” by Assteas from Paestum.
Open Saturday and Sunday 9.00 am – 13.00 pm and 15.00 pm – 19.00 pm.
Holiday and weekdays: only advance booking, phone +393393119217 and +39 0828951815 or email firstname.lastname@example.org