The Archaeological Museum of Vibo Valentia was founded in 1969 by the Superintendence for Archaeological Heritage with support from the local Lionís Club. Originally located at Palazzo Gagliardi, it was transferred in 1995 to the Cstle. It is dedicated to Vito Capialbi (1790-1853) an erudite citizen of Vibo with a particular interest in archaeology, who was responsible for the first collection of finds which were varied in kind and chronology yet always of particular importance.
The exhibition itinerary is organised according to toographic criteria. On the upper floor there are the finds from the sacred areas of Scrimbia, Cofino and Cava Cordopatri, while the lower floor houses those from the western necropolis, followed by materials from the V. Capialbi collection. The exhibition space which follows is dedicated to temporary exhibitions and yearly programmes. In each section the exhibits appear in chronological sequence. In the case of the documentation relative to the sanctuaries, there are groups of materials of the same typology, often exhibited in piles, in such a way as to allude to their original position inside the votive deposits.
Address - c/o Castello Normanno Svevo, via Castello Normanno, 89900 Vibo Valentia
Opening hours - Ore 9.00/19.30 tutti i giorni
Tel. - +39 0963 43350
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How to get there - Autostrada del Sole (Roma/Napoli/Salerno/Reggio Calabria), uscire allo svincolo SANT'ONOFRIO/VIBO VALENTIA, girare a destra SP5, girare a sinistra SS606, continuare in VIA ALCIDE DE GASPERI, continuare in PIAZZA SAN LEOLUCA, girare a sinistra VIA GIOACCHINO MURAT, girare a destra SALITA TIRO A SEGNO, girare a destra VIA GIOVANNI BATTISTA ROMEI, continuare in LARGO ROMEI, girare a sinistra LARGO SANT'ANTONIO, continuare in VIA CASTELLO