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The Natural History and Archaeological Museum

Contra Santa Corona 4, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
+39 0444 222815
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Small museum; only worth going to as part of the "Museum Card"

Not worth paying separate admission; feel free to wander in if you bought the Vicenza museum card... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2016
Robert G
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King George, Virginia
Fantastic section on Roman artefacts

As Vicenza is a fairly small city we were not expecting to see much depth to the museum. Oh, boy... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2016
Amit K
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The Natural Hisory and Archaeological Museum, housed since 1991 in the area of the cloisters of Santa Corona, is divided into two sections: Naturalistic and Archaeological. The first is devoted to the illustration of the characteristics of the territory, especially that of Berici, its specific environment also includes several endemic species of flora and fauna. A special attention is devoted to the hills of Vicenza in the Archaeological section too, in its showcases is present a rich documentation of stone tools, evidence of human presence on Berici from the Middle Paleolithic, and then continue with the presentation of Neolithic settlements and the Bronze Age in the Valleys of Fimon, from where come the famous vases square mouth of the village of Molino Casarotto. The Iron Age is reflected from materials of various settlements among which we mention the one located in the city center of Vicenza, near the present Piazzetta S. Giacomo, from here come dozens of votive figurative bronze leaf attesting the activity of this place of worship from the fourth to the first century. a. C. The Roman period is represented expecially by the decorative and architectural remains of the Roman theater of Berga, and by some mosaic fragments from the city center. From Rome, however, comes a collection of ancient statuary, a gift from Girolamo Egidio Di Velo in the early nineteenth century. The exhibition ends with a rich documentation of the presence of the Lombards in the Vicenza area
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  • Very good25%
  • Average39%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible6%
12 Sep 2016
“Small museum; only worth going to as part of the "Museum Card"”
7 Feb 2016
“Fantastic section on Roman artefacts”
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Contra Santa Corona 4, 36100 Vicenza, Italy
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Not worth paying separate admission; feel free to wander in if you bought the Vicenza museum card. (It is next to the Church of Santa Corona; also on the museum card.) The archeological stuff didn't really stand out. Seeing old carvings, etc. just doesn't mean...More

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 7 February 2016

As Vicenza is a fairly small city we were not expecting to see much depth to the museum. Oh, boy, how wrong. The natural museum was a bit sad with lots of stuffed animals, but interesting. The archeological section was amazing. Some 6000 year old...More

1  Thank Amit K
Reviewed 1 December 2015

My husband and I visited this Museo because it was part of the Museo Pass. Now this is an awful thing to say..because I'm engaged in Italian Speaking Class currently because I Love this country so much. In this Museo Italian was the only language...More

Thank designer1947
Reviewed 10 November 2015

Unfortunately very little in terms of Roman era works are shown. This small museum is a work in progress and can easily be skipped

Thank MILOUW
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Since the Museum of Natural History and Archaeology was included in the Vicenza's Museum Card, which we had purchased for €15, we decided to visit it. The Natural History section includes information and items about the geological background of the region, as well as of...More

Thank Marco_Batalha
Reviewed 18 August 2013

The best part are the artifacts from ancient Roman collections: mosaics, statues, and tombstones, located on the ground floor and in the beautiful coutyard. The upper floors, dedicated to geology, zoology, and botany I did not find as interesting and the spaces are quite stuffy....More

1  Thank Lisa N
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