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It took a while to find it, and is best sought on foot with local help. It was open and we got in for free. The museum staff were helpful but it seemed to be a bit disorganised with no front desk or ticket office...More
Not only was this one of the most comprehensive mineralogical museums I have visited, it was also one of the most informative. The curator and staff actually took things out of drawers for us to see. The displays were clearly marked and the brochures were...More
Firstly we couldn't find it! The building where it said it was was an old monastery which now housed the local library and other town hall type places. However on the second floor protected by statues of Jesus and the Virgin Mary were housed thousands...More
We visited this museum after and part of our trip to Mt. Vesuvius on our way back to Sorrento. To look at the building from the outside you'd think it was about to fall down, however when inside we met with the curator who explained...More
I wanted to title this review 'a hidden gem' because that's exactly what it is, but I was worried about trivialising a prestigious international collection.
Even if you aren't a geology buff the cases filled with the weird and wonderful minerals from all over the...More