Regional Archaeological Museum

Centuripe, Italy

Regional Archaeological Museum of Centuripe contains the largest collection of Roman finds in central Sicily and important and rare statues of the emperors Hadrian and Octavianus Augustus.

The museum opened in 2000, combining major municipal collections formed in the early decades of the last century and artifacts from regular excavations carried out since the fifties thanks to the collaboration between the Superintendence of Syracuse and the Institute of Archeology of the University of Catania.

The building is organized into two levels: the museum’s entrance hall presents the history and topography of the town; the ground floor documents residential sites, economic activities, findings that include important sculptures from Roman times. It also presents local terracotta from the Hellenistic period with masks and statues that show a high technical level and original types of forms and subjects, which form the basis of production that has spread throughout the most demanding markets. Finds from prehistoric times are displayed on the first floor: funeral kits, their composition and ritual reconstruction give a cross section of society, ways of life and beliefs.

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Founded: 2000
Category: Museums in Italy

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www.comunecenturipe.gov.it

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4.5/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Roberto Catanuto (2 years ago)
Congratulations for such an important exhibition. Carry out a great cultural enterprise. However, the guide entrusted to us was too fast and then it went away. I asked for some artistic information but the staff couldn't answer. Only a very nice lady chatted with us for a while. Good work for the future anyway.
Maria Coco (2 years ago)
Very interesting museum x the wealth of important finds, which testify to the presence of Roman civilization in the territory of Centuripe, I do not put 5 stars because as usual the institutions in charge abandon these cultural realities. The second floor of the museum has been closed for years x unusability ... inconceivable !!!
Francesco Giannici (2 years ago)
Small and beautiful museum with finds of great value (especially Roman statuary). Nice setting. The staff will explain everything to you, as only one person passes by every now and then. Free. No air conditioning. Two floors inexplicably closed for obscure reasons. Park up the street and take the stairs, don't drive in front of the museum.
Alessandro Speciale (2 years ago)
A museum with a unique wealth of vases, statues, ancient ceramics and Neolithic finds. But above all from the possibility of visiting workshops of artisans who reproduce ancient objects as if they were real, in fact universities contact them to reproduce reproductions! Ps I invite you to see this museum which is currently free, which houses a single head of Emperor Augustus and a statue of Venus (in small size) in marble in the style of Miro
CAMPUR ADUK channel (3 years ago)
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