Museo Archeologico Provinciale of Salerno 

Museum in Salerno

Museo Archeologico Provinciale Of Salerno
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Inaugurated on October 28, 1928, in the Government Palace, the current seat of the Province of Salerno, the Provincial Archaeological Museum has moved several times over the years. In 1939, following the Second World War, the museum was relocated to the Casina dell’Orto Agrario. After the war, it returned to its original location before being permanently established in the San Benedetto complex in 1964 by director Venturino Panebianco. The first exhibition of the museum complex was designed and built in the 1970s by the renowned architect Ezio de Felice.

The maintenance and restyling completed in February 2013 revitalized the layout, respecting the original restoration philosophy and design.

The archaeological finds of the Provincial Museum of Salerno are displayed across the external garden, the ground floor, and the first floor. The ground floor showcases archaeological finds from various localities, organized chronologically and topographically, representing the cultural influences that shaped the Salerno area from prehistory to the Roman age. Upon arrival, visitors are greeted by stone artifacts from the Roman era, including statues, figurative reliefs, and honorary bases, found in the city since the seventeenth century. The ground floor also houses the “Archaeological Province,” featuring the most important finds from the entire province of Salerno.

This journey through the museum offers insight into the main cultural trends that emerged in Campania from prehistory to Roman times, with particular attention to aspects of male and female attire.

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Visiting Museo Archeologico Provinciale of Salerno 


Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30 to 19.00.

Address: Museo Archeologico Provinciale di Salerno, Via San Benedetto, Salerno, SA, Italy
Duration: 20 minutes

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