Museum of the People from Abruzzo

The Museum of the People from Abruzzo takes you through 13 large rooms, tracing the history of man in Abruzzo

Overview

Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo
Via delle Caserme 24, Pescara

In 13 large rooms, the museum traces the history of man in Abruzzo, from his first appearance as a Paleolithic hunter, highlighting the contribution made by Italic tribes the affirmation of Rome as well as focusing, in a brief summary, on how this past has passed down to us in terms of customs, beliefs, places of worship, production, objects, shapes. A new section has been recently opened dedicated to the "Risorgimento in Abruzzo". The museum also houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the work of the potter and sculptor artist from Abruzzo Giuseppe Di Prinzio.

Opening dates and times:

Winter opening hours (September 17 - June 21)
From Monday to Saturday: 9:00am to 1:30pm
Saturday, Sunday and Holidays: 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Summer opening hours (June 22 to September 16)
From Monday to Friday: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Thursday, Friday and Saturday: 9:30pm to 12:30pm (last entry 11:45pm)
Closed on Sundays

Closed on December 25 and 26, and January 1.

The ticket cost includes the audio guide in Italian, English, German or French. Alternatively, you can book a guided tour, with cost to be determined, by contacting the secretariat of the museum by phone to +39-085.4510026 or at [email protected]

Reservations must be made at least 1 business day before the visit for single visitors; at least 7 days before for groups from 15 to 30 people.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: After succesfully completing a reservation, you will receive two e- mails: the copy of your order (immediately after submitting your order) and the confirmation mail (one working day after). In order to receive them, please make sure you insert your e-mail address correctly and check that your anti-spam filter or antivirus are not blocking mails from our address [email protected] Special attention for AOL mailbox users.

PLEASE NOTICE: Confirmed time is not always the same time you requested; museum automatically confirms the closest available time on the same date if requested time is sold out.

Cancellation policy: it's possible to cancel at least 1 day before the visit in order to receive a refund of the cost of tickets, minus service fee. For groups, cancellation must be made at least 7 days before. Further cancellations and no shows are not refundable.

How to get there:

The Museum of the People from Abruzzo is located in the heart of the ancient Pescara, near the birthplace of Gabriele D'Annunzio and the Cathedral of St. Cetteo.

It is easily reachable:

  • by public transport
  1. from the railway station: bus routes 1-3-8-38-2-10-11-6-7
  2. from the airport: local lines 8-38, shuttle bus GTM (summer only)
  • By car: Highway A14: exit "Pescara West", From the Interchanger: exit "Pescara Porta Nuova" or "Union Square"

Museum of the People from Abruzzo

Experience the rich history of the southern Italian region of Abruzzo, well-known for its natural beauty and “strong and gentle” people. The Museum of the People from Abruzzo takes you through 13 large rooms, tracing the history of man in Abruzzo, from his first appearance as a Paleolithic hunter, to the contribution made by Italic tribes to the creation of Rome as well as focusing on how the history is reflected in customs, beliefs, places of worship, production, shapes, and material objects.

A new section has recently been opened dedicated to the "Risorgimento in Abruzzo," the revolutionary movement that lead to Italian unity in about 1866.

The museum also houses a permanent exhibition dedicated to the work of the potter and sculptor artist from Abruzzo Giuseppe Di Prinzio (1903-1999).

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