Our tour guide led us to this lovely museum on a side street in Pescara. It's in an old building which was once used as a jail but has been renovated. There were several rooms... read more
The museum follows the story of mankind in Abruzzo, from man's first...
The museum follows the story of mankind in Abruzzo, from man's first appearance as a Palaeolithic hunter. It highlights the contribution made by 9 italic tribes from Abruzzo and Molise to the making of Rome, thus giving the name "Italy" to the entire peninsula. A brief summary illustrates how much of their past has been handed down to us in terms of customs, beliefs, places of worship, products, objects, manners.
The central theme of the museum, organized into 16 huge display rooms, is the concept of continuity, everlasting culture, illustrated via a fascinating, educational exhibition, equipped with multimedia facilities and digitally assisted audio guide available in many languages. The museum, is one of the most original and innovative within the field of Antropology in Italy.
The Museum of the Abruzzi People is located in the historical centre of Pescara, inside the old Bourbon barracks building. The floor where the permanent collection is housed was built as barracks in the 18th Century, on the basement that belonged to Pescara's 15th Century fortress.