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The archaeological Museum of Villa Arbusto: photos, description (Museo di Villa Arbusto)

The archaeological Museum of Villa Arbusto in the town of Lacco Ameno on Ischia island is in a beautiful location on a hill from which a marvelous view of the city and the surrounding area.

Ancient Villa of the 18th century was purchased in the 1950-ies Mogul Angelo Rizzoli, thanks to films which of Ischia, in fact, became world-famous resort and upscale tourist destination. Twenty years ago, the Villa was sold to the commune of Lacco Ameno and turned into a Museum which houses exhibits of different eras, but primarily the artifacts of the Greco-Roman period, made on the island of Ischia and in other Mediterranean regions (e.g., ancient Egyptian amulets).

The collection of the Museum designed to show visitors the role of the island in the development of culture and trade. Of course, the most important exhibit is the so-called "Cup of Nestor", a small clay bowl of the 8th century BC, the oldest known objects proving the existence of Greek poetry. The inscription on the Cup reads: "This is the Cup of Nestor, of which it is pleasant to drink, but he who drinks from the Cup will fall victim to the love of Aphrodite and her beauty."

In addition to the main Villa, which houses ancient items, there is also a small Villa on the life of Angelo Rizzoli, and his work with the rich and famous contemporaries. Around the Villa Arbusto is a large garden with citrus and tropical trees. The garden offers views of Lacco Ameno and the sea, and on-site Museum installed signs made of local ceramics (and garden benches).

A visit to the Museum Villa Arbusto will allow you to take a fascinating journey through time and discover the history of the island of Ischia with amazing artifacts.