Acqui Terme Castle

Acqui Terme, Italy

The Palaeologi Castle in Acqui Terme was mentioned for the first time in 1056. It was rebuilt in the 15th century by Marquis William VII of Montferrat.

Acqui Terme’s Archaeological Museum is housed inside the castle. The exhibition is divided into three sections (dedicated respectively to prehistory: from Palaeolithic to Neolithic, to the Bronze and Iron Ages, to the Roman period and finally the Middle Ages), with a tour that comprises a total of seven rooms, plus further spaces dedicated to temporary exhibitions. Many notable artefacts of great historical and archaeological interest are included, that altogether offer an insight and important testimonies to the uninterrupted human presence in the Acquese area, providing us with an overall vision of the city’s population, from remote times right up to the threshold of the modern era.



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Founded: 15th century
Category: Castles and fortifications in Italy

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Federico Frattaioli (10 months ago)
The museum is well organized and clean. The surrounding park is remarkable with a beautiful garden and huge old trees
Roberta Veronelli (13 months ago)
The Museum is housed in the ancient castle known as the Paleologi, from the name of the dynasty that held power over Monferrato for centuries. Inside the museum you can have all the information with audio guide via barcode for free. Simply explained very well to be able to enjoy a guided tour in complete freedom. The new museum layout dates back to 2001 and allows the visitor to explore a historical itinerary from prehistoric times to the Middle Ages. The internal park of the castle contains a collected and suggestive Botanical Garden enhanced by works of art and archaeological finds in continuity with the museum exhibition.
Edwin De Jong (2 years ago)
Daniel Net (2 years ago)
A very spot but can't review as place Was closed and we could not enter
I. Westenberg (6 years ago)
not worth the money
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