For those who can’t spend all the time on the beach, there are some interesting museums in Ischia!
Museum of Luchino Visconti is situated in the summer residence of a country house called “Fondazione La Colombaia”. The museum is devoted to work and life of the well-known film director. The opening of the museum was on 17th of January in 2004. In this museum sometimes take place some art courses, summer schools of theater and cinema, various exhibitions and art seminars.
The museum works from Monday to Saturday from 9:00 till 14:00
Pithecusae’s Archaeological Museum (Museo archeologico di Pithecusae):
This museum will be especially interesting to those who are interested in customs and traditions of the people that lived on the island many centuries ago. There are presented some finds from the island, such as utensils subjects, painted vessels, tools from bronze, mosaic elements, and also there is an exposition devoted to the volcanic phenomena which have considerable impact on life of islanders. The building of the museum is situated in Lacco Ameno- it is a part of an architectural complex “Villa Arbusto” (XVIII). Except this museum on the territory of this country house is located a beautiful garden.
The museum is open daily, except Monday: from 9:30 till 13:00 and from 16:00 till 20:00. Excursions are possible by the advanced order for groups of 10 people and more.
Sea Museum Ischia (Museo del Mare di Ischia):
According to the name of a museum clearly that it is devoted to the sea and all people connected with the sea. You can see there many articles from seamen’s and fishermen’s life: various remains of the ships, the archeological finds and some pictures of the sea.
The museum works from July to August: from 10:30 till 12:30 and from 18:30 till 22:00
From April to June and from September to October: from 10:30 till 12:30 and from 17:00 till 20:00;
In January and March: from 10:30 till 12:30; in February the museum is closed
D’Ambra Vini d’ Ischia- Country Museum Ischia:
The museum shows life of peasants on the island: tools from stone, the remains of inhabited constructions of peasants, various adaptations for cultivation and a grapes residue, wine tanks and bottles. The exhibition also shows influence of technical progress on life of peasants.
Museum open hours: from Monday to Friday from 10:00 till 16:30
Casamicciola Museo Civico – City museum Ischia:
The building of a museum is situated in Casamicciola’s thermal park. The exhibition was created with assistance with national seismic service, and it shows data and documents about the big earthquake which has happened in 1883 on the island.
Museum schedule: from Monday to Friday from 9:00 till 13:00; On Tuesdays and Thursdays in addition from 15:00 till 17:00