Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio Museums Capri

Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio Capri

The history of Capri

Piazzetta Ignazio Cerio, 5 - Capri
Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio Museums Capri

Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio - The history of Capri

  1. The history of Capri from the Paleolithic to today
  2. Prehistoric and archeological exhibits
  3. A collection of antique books, maps manuscripts, and photographs

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Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio - Capri

That Capri has existed for millions of years is testified by the pre-historic rocks and fossils conserved within the walls of the Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio, a museum and library founded in 1949 by the Engineer and writer Edwin Cerio and his sister-in-law, the American painter, Mabel Norman.

The museum, located within steps of Capri's famous Piazzetta, is comprised of four exhibition halls, home to the fossils discovered during the construction of the Quisisana hotel; items found in the tombs and villas of the Ancient Roman emperors who once resided on Capri; and examples of the island's unique land and marine fauna, such as the Blue Lizard, which inhabits the Faraglioni rocks.

As well as hosting high-profile conferences (numerous Nobel prize winners have made speeches here), the Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio organizes expert-led museum visits for school groups and all those interested in discovering the history of Capri.

Times and tickets:
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Open: Monday to Saturday
Closed: Sunday and Public Holidays
Opening hours: April - October: 10.00 - 16.00; November - March: 10.00 - 13.00
Entrance: Adults Euro 3,00. Discounted tickets for ages 18 to 25: Euro 1,00

Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio: Location

Centro Caprense Ignazio Cerio is located in Piazzetta Cerio, close to Capri's Piazzetta and within easy walking distance of the island's funicular railway.

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