The Museums



  • Peasant and Pastoral Civilization Museum – Avezzano (AQ)

A collection dedicated to the history and agriculture of Fucino.
  • Bourbon Medieval Museum – Salle (PE)

Inside the museum there are tapestries, fabrics, sacred vestments and some models of cannons from the 18th century, paintings from the 1800s, ancient maps of Abruzzo, Military and Knightly decorations, as well as fipinti and photographs of the city of Salle, in ancient settings and modern. The history of the castle of Salle and the adjoining museum will arouse the interest of lovers of Abruzzo history.
  • Michetti Museum – Francavilla a Mare (CH)

The Museum, set up in the former Town Hall, completely renovated and enlarged, was dedicated to the artist Francesco Paolo Michetti, who spent most of his life in Francavilla. The MuMi is structured on different levels: the first floor is reserved for temporary exhibitions of young emerging artists; in the floors below, made from scratch below Piazza della Rinascita, the winning paintings of the Michetti Award over the last fifty years are exhibited; in a large room, two large paintings by Michetti “Le Serpi” and “Gli Storpi” are placed facing each other.
  • Antiquarium Castrum Truentinum

The antiqurium is kept inside the Charles V Tower and collects the archaeological finds found in the Colle Marzio area, dating from the late Bronze Age and the first half of the Iron Age. In the Antiquarium a reconstructed Lombard tomb was set up with findings found near the Tronto river.
  • ButterflyFarm – Museum of Environmental Education

In a wonderful tropical garden, recreated on an area of ​​1000 square meters, the visitor will see a myriad of brightly colored birds and butterflies flying around, all in full respect of the surrounding environment.
  • Bartolomei Chapel – Giulianova (TE)

On Piazza della Libertà, in the historic center of Giulianova, there is an elegant noble chapel, built on the basis of a project by the architect Lupi di Teramo. The monument was built in memory of Angelo Antonio Cosimo de ‘Bartolomei, with great intellect and multi-purpose talent, excelled as an archaeologist, poet, historian and economist. The building is covered by a dome and is embellished inside with three marble works by a local artist.
  • House and Museum of San Camillo de Lellis – Bucchianico (CH)

Mother house of Santo Camillo de Lellis, it preserves an artistic bas-relief by Costantini, the baptismal font within which the saint was baptized and works dating back to the eighteenth century.
  • Federico Spoltore House Museum – Lanciano (CH)

The museum celebrates the life and works of the artist Federico Spoltore, within the same walls that saw his birth and artistic flourishing. The museum is connected to a historical archive which documents in detail the artistic process followed by Spoltore.
  • Gaetano Braga House Museum – Giulianova (TE)

Built in the second half of the 19th century by the distinguished cellist and composer Braga, it preserves works of art dedicated to the musician and letters and illustrations preserved by the international association of the same name which is based there. Inside the museum it is possible to listen to some recordings of the works of Braga and of contemporary artists.
  • Signorini Corsi House Museum – L’Aquila

Elegant stately home from L’Aquila, it preserves valuable 18th and 19th century furniture, refined paintings, antique jewels, a collection of Swiss coins and watches from the 18th century.
  • Case di Terracruda Documentation Center – Casalincontrada (CH)

Precious testimony of peasant construction, the raw earth houses, close to the Majella National Park, built with the mason technique, or with a simple mixture of straw, water and earth, have attracted the attention and interest of many architects, intent on finding new and natural building techniques. pushing the municipality to create this natural museum which is always open.
  • Civic Art Collection – Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE)

The collection is housed on the ground floor of the Villa Comunale. Works by local artists are exhibited, however the focus of the exhibition is the works of the Celommi family, in particular the “Ciabattino”, an extraordinary example of nineteenth-century painting.
  • Gambacorta Collection of Chinese Art and Culture – Castiglione Messer Raimondo (TE)

The private collection, housed in a house in the center of the village of Castiglione Messer Raimondo, was born as a recreation of Chinese cultural expression in its evolution from the Neolithic to the present day. The exhibition boasts an innumerable series of everyday objects such as coins, jades, carpets and porcelain and precious works such as Chinese bronzes from the Shang period, Tibetan tanka from the Qing era and mirrors dating back to the fifth century BC.
  • MOM, Museum of the Marsican Bear – Palena (CH)

The mom is housed in a wing of the former convent in the Municipality of Palena and consists of 5 exhibition rooms and a suggestive reconstruction of the forest at night. Of an educational didactic nature, the museum describes the characteristics and habits of the placid plantigrade, without neglecting the mythology and the consequences that environmental degradation can bring to its habitat. The museum wants to be a moment of meeting with the bear to learn about it, love it, respect it and defend it. The strong point of the museum is the audio video room and the interactive part.
  • Civic Archaeological Museum – Penne (PE)

The Museum is divided into 10 rooms that narrate the history of the Vestino area from prehistoric times to the present day, starting from an outdoor Neolithic camp to arrive at the Italic necropolis of Loreto Aprutino and Montebello di Bertona. A large part of the museum is dedicated to the history of the city of Penne. The reconstruction of the tomb of a warrior from Noccano is interesting, in addition to the audiovisual and interactive part, which allows access to a virtual tour of the museum.
  • Museum of Early Middle Ages Byzantine Abruzzo – Crecchio (CH)

Within the walls of the Crecchio Castle, Byzantine, Ostrogothic and Lombard events are narrated, as well as the wars and customs of the barbarian peoples on Abruzzo soil. The Carlo Fracacci room, on the other hand, hosts an exhibition on the Etruscans.
  • Silone Museum – Pescina (AQ)

The Museum, inaugurated in 2006, is located in the thirteenth-century complex of the former church of San Francesco. Far from being a sanctuary, it was born with the intention of addressing young people, students, and transmitting to them the ideals of integrity and freedom that have marked the life of the writer from Pescara.
  • Acerbo Museum – Loreto Aprutino (PE)

The museum houses a rich collection of Castelli ceramics, united by the passion of Baron Giacomo Acerbo, born from the skill of the Grue and Gentile families and exhibited according to the rational plan of the architect Leonardo Laladini.
  • Environmental Museum of Natural History – Sulmona (AQ)

Divided into two sections, one entomological (insects, butterflies, beetles, dragonflies and ladybirds) and one mineralogical, with minerals from all over the world.
  • La Civitella Archaeological Museum – CHIETI

Inside the museum, between effects and visual settings, the visitor will relive Theatine history through historical monuments and territory: the first part illustrates the origin of the urban air, with the birth of the Acropolis in the Republican age; the second the Roman age with the Forum, the Amphitheater and the Baths; the third the age of the Marrucini. The interesting journey through the history of Chieti was born out of the interest and commitment of Desiderato Scenna, principal of the classical high school.
  • Archaeological Museum Francesco Savini – TERAMO

In the large building located in Via Delfico, the Museum offers a detailed reconstruction of Teramo’s history, on the ground floor and the neighboring areas on the first floor. The section dedicated to the provincial capital tells about the city in all its aspects, from public life to private life to the necropolis with a splendid example of Roman Art of the Muse Panneggiata, dating back to the 1st century AD. The First Floor allows the knowledge of the aspects general of the province, from roads to places of worship.
  • Archaeological Museum in Situ – Sulmona (AQ)

The complex of the Holy Annunciation over the years has found numerous archaeological finds. In particular, the remains of a Roman domus have re-emerged, of which the floors tiled with black and white mosaic tiles and a splendid wall panel, in Pompeian style, depicting the god Pan, surrounded by female figures, have been preserved. Interesting are the walls dating back to different eras, testifying to the frequent earthquakes that have marked the history of Abruzzo.
  • National Archaeological Museum of Abruzzo – CHIETI

The Museum, inaugurated at the end of the 50s inside the neoclassical rooms of Villa Frigerj and divided into different areas, documents the history of Abruzzo from prehistoric times to the Imperial Age through the funerary cult, the Italic sculpture (the Warrior of Capestrano, the bronze di Ercole in remposo), the Pansa private collection, lawyer and art scholar and a rich exhibition of coins.
  • National Archaeological Museum – Campli (TE)

The museum, inaugurated in 1989 in the four rooms of the convent adjacent to the Church of San Francesco, gives the visitor, through a precise didactic framework, a complete vision of Picena culture, from the first burials to decadence.
  • Torrione Il Bianco Archaeological Museum – Giulianova (TE)

Within the Renaissance walls of the Torrione “il Bianco” are preserved valuable finds from the Roman age, found in the archaeological sites of the area. The exhibition boasts precious amphorae from the Mediterranean, decorated oil lamps, objects from a nearby necropolis.
  • Archive Museum of Jorio – Atri (TE)

Named after one of the most illustrious Abruzzo musicians of the twentieth century, the Jorio Museum is housed in the Municipal Theater. The museum was born thanks to the generosity of the musician’s daughter who donated various memorabilia, manuscripts, photographs, the epitolary and the private library to the museum, so that the master’s work could be preserved and disseminated.
  • Ancient Arms Museum – Martinsicuro (TE)

The first and most important work of the Martinsicuro Museum is a fifteenth-century colubrina, with mascoli and papal stamp, used on the squares of the coastal towers. You can also admire various antiques including the carriage that transported Garibaldi the Hero of the Two Worlds and the Balilla truck, used to transport the wounded in the bombing of ’43.
  • Ancient Town Museum – Torricella Sicura (TE)

Permanent exhibition that recreates environments of domestic, peasant life and craft shops. It also preserves a rich display of newspapers, warnings and photos from the past.
  • Capitular Museum of Atri (TE)

The Capitular Museum of Atri is divided into ten rooms arranged around the Cloister of the Cathedral, recently renovated and preserving sacred vestments, illuminated manuscripts and incunabula, objects of Abruzzo and Neapolitan orificeria, paintings including “The Madonna with Child” attributed to Luca della Robbia , a large collection of ancient Abruzzo ceramics, and the works of the artist Tommaso Illuminati, a native of Atri.
  • Gabriele d’Annunzio Birthplace Museum – PESCARA

The Museum is housed in the building that was owned by the D’Annunzio family in the 19th century. The city wanted to remember its poet through the recreation of precious environments that host a museum collection of photos, objects that belonged to the poet and explanatory panels that recall his most spectacular deeds, as well as an exhibition of paintings that recreate the environments mentioned in the D’Annunzio’s works.
  • Basilio Cascella Civic Museum – PESCARA

At the end of the nineteenth century the Municipal Administration gave Basilio Cascella an extensive piece of land, born as a graphic school, a breeding ground for countless artists and which has become an important literary circle that includes illustrious names such as Saba and D’Annunzio. The Museum houses the graphic work of this school, ceramics, illustrated postcards, works of art, very rare lithographic stones.
  • “Romualdi” Civic Archaeological Museum – Notaresco (TE)

The Romualdi museum, donated by the namesake family to the Municipality of Notaresco, preserves archaeological finds, including frescoed glass and plaster from the Roman era, found in over 70 archaeological sites in the territory of the Municipality of Notaresco and the surrounding areas.
  • Archaeological Civic Museum of Vasto (CH)

Located in a panoramic position, the Archaeological Museum of Vasto is the oldest museum in Abruzzo. Housed inside the Palazzo d’Avalos, preceded by a graceful Neapolitan garden of the eighteenth century, it tells the story of the city of Histonium. Among the most important finds, the large two-seat sarcophagus that belonged to P. Paoulus Scaeva and his wife Flavia.
  • Civic Museum of Material Culture – Montepagano of Roseto degli Abruzzi (TE)

An interesting mirror of popular culture, the Museum of Material Culture is housed in some rooms of the old Town Hall of Montepagano. Inside there are work tools, both agricultural and artisan, musical instruments, typewriters, books and old photos. Recently, new sections have been added dedicated to medicinal and healing herbs and those used for culinary purposes, and to sacred images from the 19th century to today. The reconstructions of a period peasant kitchen and a bedroom complete with sink and wedding trousseau are particular and evocative.
  • Ethnographic Civic Museum – Atri (TE)

The Ethnographic Civic Museum, located in the historic center of Atri, collects evidence of agro-pastoral life and industrial development. In addition to exhibiting ancient agricultural tools, it preserves interesting objects related to the daily life of the inhabitants of Atri in the past. It also rebuilds an old kitchen, a bedroom complete with furnishings and some craft workshops.
  • Cont. dello Splendore Art Museum – Giulianova (TE)

The Art Museum was inaugurated in 1997 in the ancient Convent of Splendor, located in the center of the upper part of the town of Giulianova. It is divided into three levels: the ground floor hosts temporary exhibitions; the first floor is a permanent art collection with works by Banchieri, De Stefano, Francese, Gianquinto and Sassu; the second floor is dedicated to the exhibition of neo-figurative works by Italian and international artists.
  • Museum of Sacred Art – Torano Nuovo (TE)

The Museum exhibits in an admirable way sacred furnishings and ornaments belonging to the Church of Torano Nuovo, describing the search for faith and mysticism of the villagers through the centuries from the 1400s to today.
  • Dante Museum “F. Bellonzi “Torre de’ Passeri (PE)

The museum traces the three songs of Dante’s work through pictorial and graphic works.
  • “Mediamuseum” Museum of Cinema and Audiovisual “

An engaging multimedia journey through the history and evolution of the audiovisual image, exploring the seduction it has always exercised on man, from the distant wonders of magic lanterns to the multiform adventures of film and virtual language.
  • Museum of the Apennine Wolf – Civitella Alfedana (AQ)

The Museum is housed within the Park Visitor Center and intends to give the visitor a complete picture of the habitat and habits of the wolf, in the imagination of the local population, always seen as the enemy of flocks and shepherds.
  • Museum of the Pig – Carpineto Sinello (CH)

Unique of its kind, the Museum was born in the main production area of ​​the ventricina, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the Abruzzo agro-food tradition. The museum is divided into 5 different sections: “Who is the Pig”, “The History of the Pig in the Culture and Rural Economy of Italy, from Roman times to the present day”, the “Didactic Area”, the “Breeding and Trade of Pigs in the agri-food economy of Central-Southern Italy: the historical role of Carpineto Sinello “, the” Art of Abruzzo Salumiera, in particular of Carpineto and Vastese – between past and present “. The exhibition area is flanked by a tasting and purchasing area.
  • Bobbin Lace Museum – Pescocostanzo (AQ)

In addition to exhibiting the greatest works of Abruzzo craftsmanship, the museum can boast its location in one of the most interesting Baroque palaces in Abruzzo, Palazzo Fanzago, now home to the Convent of the Poor Clares, with its evocative architecture of winged dragons and niches baroque.
  • Oil Museum – Loreto Aprutino (PE)

Located in the ancient Amarotti castle, the Museum traces the different stages of oil processing, through the display of the machinery used, from antiquity to the present day.
  • Museum of Ceramics – Castelli (TE)

The precious works exhibited in the rooms of the former Franciscan Convent of Santa Maria di Costantinopoli retrace the entire history of castellana majolica, with skies of the most important artisan families in the city. Of particular interest are the apothecary jars and the Relief of the Madonna nursing the Child by Orazio Pompei.
  • Museum of Peasant Civilization – Morro d’Oro (TE)

The ancient Palazzo de Gregoris houses a considerable exhibition of agricultural tools, household furnishings, artisan tools for woodworking and weaving that tell the story of the village of Morro d’Oro over the last two centuries.
  • Museum of Marine Culture – Tortoreto (TE)

The Museum was founded in 1998 by the Colligere cultural association, with the aim of enhancing the importance and charm of seafaring art and giving a complete view of the marine fauna of the Adriatic. The exhibition aims to retrace the history of fishing, exhibiting its tools and works. Interesting is the Lampara, a boat whose name derives from large lamps used to attract fish, special cages for fishing molluscs, various nets and knots. In the biological section, collections of shells and cockles are exhibited. Adjacent to the museum, a library documents the sea and the life dedicated to it.
  • Museum of Transhumance – Villetta Barrea (AQ)

The Museum proposes itself as a place of study and documentation of the Abruzzo phenomenon of transhumant sheep farming, narrating it through exhaustive explanatory panels and a collection of tools for processing wool and cheese. The evocative images of an audiovisual help to recreate the atmospheres of the mountain traveled by the flocks and furrowed by the millennial effort of the shepherds.
  • Museum of Peasant Traditions and Arts – Picciano (PE)

A fascinating and rich collection to discover the uses, customs, beliefs, myths and rituals of the Abruzzese people, with reproductions of everyday peasant life through curated sets in a sort of virtual journey to rediscover the past.
  • Collurania Museum – Teramo

An important exhibition for the historical and scientific reconstruction of astronomical and astrophysical research.
  • Musical Instruments Educational Museum – Atri (TE)

The Museum has the intention of discovering the medieval and Renaissance ancestors, direct or indirect, of modern musical instruments through accurate reconstructions.
  • Enographic Museum of Popular Traditions – Fano Adriano (TE)

The Museum contains more than a thousand objects dating from the late nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century and attributable to the forest-pastoral civilization and craftsmanship of the Teramo area.
  • International Museum of Women in Art – Scontrone (AQ)

The Museum, housed in the small village of L’Aquila, nowadays has about one hundred works by artists from 35 different countries around the world, including sculptures, paintings and photographs.
  • Laboratory Museum of Contemporary Art – Città Sant’Angelo (PE)

More than a museum, the place has a function of experimentation and research, useful for all expressions of contemporary visual art and has become a meeting place for young artists who exhibited the fruit of their work for the first time in 2003.
  • Stauros Museum of Contemporary Art – Gran Sasso Island (TE)

Housed within the new Sanctuary of San Gabriele, the Museum boasts a rich collection of examples of contemporary art of strong cultural significance. The 20 paintings by the artist Fieschi, which portray the Via Crucis, are significant.
  • Historical Museum of the Fortress of Civitella del Tronto – Civitella del Tronto (TE)

The Museum is located inside one of the most important and extensive military engineering works in Italy. The exhibition includes numerous military objects related to life in the Fort, ancient weapons, uniforms and flags. Interesting a papal uniform as a diplomat, a papal helmet and various documents attributable to Garibaldi.
  • Historical Museum of Ripani Leather Goods – Tortoreto (TE)

The Museum collects bags from the nineteenth century to today, as well as pieces that belonged to historical figures, such as Leopardi and D’Annunzio. Precious a gold bag with diamonds and the Roman Gradual, a text of sacred music dating back to the sixteenth century.
  • To Ke Museum of Santini and Contemporary Art – Campli (TE)

The Museum’s heritage includes sacred images from the 1800s to today and contemporary mosaics made with the ancient technique of manual cutting, as well as material and abstract works, watercolors, art prints and sculptures.
  • Museum of Popular Traditions – Teramo

The Museum collects ancient objects linked to the Abruzzo folk tradition, including: bucket and chain, portable glass inkwell, a bread mold, a pressure cooker, a leather and wood sieve for the first cleaning of the grain and a wooden spice rack. .
  • Raffaello Pagliaccetti Room – Gulianova (TE)

The Museum preserves various works by the Julian artist Pagliaccetti, one of the greatest exponents of Florentine realism, and some plaster sculptures by his favorite pupil Ulderico Ulizio.