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Museo delle Genti d'Abruzzo

Via delle Caserme 24, 65127 Pescara, Italy
+39 085 451 0026
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Excellent historical view of the Abruzzo region!

My Family was from Abruzzo. I've heard stories about the home-land. It was after coming to the... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2017
Michael D
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Santa Cruz, California
A view of life as it was

We spent a couple of interesting hours here. The exhibits showing life on the land up to the 1960s... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2017
GeoffGuiseley
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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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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.
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Via delle Caserme 24, 65127 Pescara, Italy
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Reviewed 28 December 2017

My Family was from Abruzzo. I've heard stories about the home-land. It was after coming to the museum that I could feel, see and experience what life was life in Abruzzo in the 1800 and 1900s. Wow. If you have a couple of hours, it...More

Thank Michael D
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Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

We spent a couple of interesting hours here. The exhibits showing life on the land up to the 1960s were very good and you could see how hard and unrelenting life was in former days. The actual processes of harvesting (especially flax) were well explained...More

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Reviewed 5 October 2017

This museum beautifully organizes and describes the way of life of Abruzzo. We were able to recognize so many of the places and things we learned in our previous week's tours. This place was interesting, educational and well worth spending a couple of hours.

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Inspiration, knowlegde and a good curator has made this strange museum into an great experience. You can watch miniature models of Pescara in the pasta, watch wonderful black and White photos and futher more you will be supprised by the way they made the exebition!...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Interesting to visit and especially good to kill a couple of hours on a rainy day. Lots of history about the region and culture of the area. Audio guide wasn't brilliant as it was quite hard to follow but got better as we progressed. Access...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2016

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 with displays of the customs, dress, food, crafts, art work,...More

Thank MrsKaydee
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Reviewed 29 May 2016

Cute museum in old town, great place to learn about Abruzzo people and culture. The photo display of the faces of Abruzzo was very interesting.

Thank Lisa W
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Reviewed 4 March 2015

Beautifully presented, interesting and set in the old part of Pescara. Not far from Gabrielle d'Annunzio's House. A feast of architecture and art in the area.

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Reviewed 26 February 2015

This museum is quite modern and uses multimedia solutions and original interior design to tell the peculiarities of the region to its visitors. It's not too big and mostly focuses on local rural life of the last century Dresses and earrings collections are among everyone's...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2013

This is a nice way to spend an hour or so while in Pescara. admission also gets you a free audio guide, and I recommend taking it. you will learn about the region and it's people, and their history.

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