The Territorial Archeological Museum George Vallet
The Sorrento Peninsula offers its visitors numerous attractive environmental and historical cultures. Amongst the obligatory routes that one may decide to follow whilst in vacation on the Sorrento Peninsula, is a visit to the Territorial Archeological Museum as called by the archeologist, George Vallet.
The Museum is situated in the prestigiuous Villa Fondi di Sangro, an enchanting historical address and built in the neoclassic style of the ‘800’s. The Villa also hosts a congress hall, an exhibition hall, a bar and cafeteria and a public park. The structure of the villa rises on the edge of the cliffs above the sea over the Marina di Cassano, in Piano di Sorrento, and offers visitors a breathtaking panoramic view over the Gulf of Naples.
The birth of the Museum is fairly recent and it was in fact inaugurated on the 17th July 1999. It’s fitting out was done under the superintendence of the Province of Naples and Caserta in accordance with the Municipality of Piano di Sorrento.
The Museum was borne with the intention of recounting and documenting the history of the populations and the cultural transformations that came about on the Sorrento Peninsula from prehistoric times until the Roman epoch.
The Museum is the custodian of exhibits taken from archeological excavations of the Sorrento Peninsula, namely of the Greek epoch are the remains of the Temple of Athena found near Punta Campanella and the sanctuary built in honour of the Sirens; from the Roman epoch are artifacts from the sumptuous seaside villa’s such as the villa of Pollio Felice, which one finds at the head of the Sorrento Peninsula, and the villa of Pipiano, built at the beginning of the century near Marina di Puolo in Massa Lubrense.
The Territorial Archeological Museum of George Vallet also exhibits the remains excavated from the two necropoli in Vico Equense: funerial accompaniments, sculptures and utensils of various kinds.
Museo Archeologico Territoriale George Vallet
via Ripa di Cassano
Piano di Sorrento
Opening times:: 9.00 – 19.00
Sito Web: http://www.campaniabeniculturali.it