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A month dedicated to archeology, among exhibitions, unseen paths and antique trains

Published in Museums & Attractions
03 August 2017

This month we propose a journey through time, to discover the past!

Every Friday, until 25 August, the Paestum Archaeological Park hosts ‘I venerdì dei depositi’, English guided tours to discover the hidden treasures in Museums’ undergrounds. Each visit involves no more than 25 people and there are three daily tours starting at: 10am, 12am and 2pm. Reservation is recommended.

Also in Paestum, until 31 December, you can visit the exhibition 'Action painting. Funeral ritual in the painted tombs of Paestum', edited by Marino Niola and Gabriel Zuchtriegel. In addition to the tombstones, it is possible to see the entire process that led to their creation (www.museopaestum.beniculturali.it).

The journey between the finds continues in Pompeii. Antiquarium hosts, until 27 August, the exhibition 'Corpo del reato': about 170 finds dating from the 6th century BC to the Roman age seized during the 1960s following illicit appropriations, which arrived in Pompeii thanks to the Office Corpi del Reato of the Naples Tribunal. The exhibited works come from the Vesuvius area, Pompeii, Gragnano, Sant'Antonio Abate and Boscotrecase but also from Naples (www.pompeiisites.org).

Now let's proceed towards the coast. The Quisisana Palace in Castellammare di Stabia hosts, until 31 December, ‘Dal Buio alla luce’, an exhibition of 38 unique and rare pieces from the Roman villas of Stabiaee. Access to the exhibition is free. Monday to Friday, from 9am to 2pm; Saturdays from 2pm to 6pm; Sundays from 9am to 1pm. Closed on Wednesdays (T: 0813900853).

Naples also play sits part, offering a new archaeological journey in the Maschio Angioino castle, which can be visited every weekend until 31 December. It’ll be possible to experience the history of Naples and observe the overlapping of the various epochs and stages of the creation of the castle, from the Romans to the Aragonese. Visits are scheduled every Saturday departing every hour starting from 9.30am to 5pm and Sundays, departing every hour from 9.30am to 12.30pm (T: 3317451461).

Also, in Naples, the National Archaeological Museum hosts, until 16 October, 'Amori divini', an exposition that tells stories about various love myths in which at least one of the protagonists, either man or god, is transformed into an animal, a plan, an object or in a weather phenomenon. On display, over 80 works from Vesuvius sites and some of the most prestigious Italian and foreign museums. For each myth, a comparison with 20 works is proposed, of paintings and sculptures, dating back to the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Every day from 8am to 7.30pm, closed on Tuesdays (www.museoarcheologiconapoli.it).

A month dedicated to archeology, among exhibitions, unseen paths and antique trains