Preserving each testament of civilization so that it becomes occasion of memory, identity and cultural development for human beings who live and will continue living there. MuCiRaMa is the acronym for the Museo Civico “Raffaele Marrocco”. The collections explore almost each branch of knowledge: Samnite, Roman and prehistoric archaeology, medieval, baroque and the nineteenth-century sculpture, painting from the 17th to the 20th century, ceramics and majolicas, a nativity scene and some eighteenth-century sacred furnishings, coins from antiquity to 1900, geological and paleontological findings and some scientific instruments.
Moreover, the storytelling of the museum unfolds in a historic site that could be considered as a museum itself in terms of architecture and art. Raffaele Marrocco (1875 – 1949) born and lived in Piedimonte Matese and for his hometown. He was fond of history and archaeology of the territory, an honorary inspector of the monuments from 1912 and also author of studies and publications. In 1913 he founded the museum. After several years of closure, the Museum finally reopened in 2013 and was named for its founder.
The building was a Dominican monastery.
text by Pietro Di Lorenzo / translated by Denise Kendall-Jones (2020)
Partial wheelchairs accessibility
Monday to Saturday, 9am to 1pm
Closed Sunday (eccept events)
reducted ticket: eu 1 (under 18 years old)
free admittance: school gropus
Largo San Domenico, 2 - 81016, Piedimonte Matese (CE)
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