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Mario Maresca Naval Museum

A small museum situated in 18th century building in Meta di Sorrento, Mario Maresca Museum shows findings of the second half of the 19th century, which was the sailing navigation golden age in the Sorrento Peninsula.
This collection was gathered by the engineer Mario Maresca from the 50s till the 60s. He was the descendant of a seafaring family. His grandfather was a shipowner and commander of sailing ships. In the 20s his maternal uncle was a commander of Italian ocean liners such as the Roma and the Augustus.
The collection is made up of three sections: marine art and handicraft, models and naval design, sea life.

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George Vallet Archeological Museum

Named after the archeologist and scholar Georges Vallet, this museum is housed in the rooms of Villa Fondi di Sangro in Piano di Sorrento. It opened in 1999, and is an archive of the documentation and results of recent excavations undergone to reconstruct the phases of population and transformation of the Sorrento Coast, from prehistoric to roman times. Findings from the prehistoric period are on the ground floor. 

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The Aequano Antiquarium

Located in the Town Hall of Vico Equense, the Antiquarian aequano houses the archaeological finds unearthed during various excavations throughout the city. In total there are about 600 pieces, dating from the seventh and fifth centuries BC, including Archaic and Doric column tops and parts of furniture from the remains of the necropolis discovered in the bowels of the new city.
There are also Ionic and Corinthian vases and bowls, amphorae, weapons, jewelry, ceramics and bronzes belonging to the Greek, Etruscan and Italic civilizations.

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Museum of Sacred Art

It is hosted at the Convent of San Vito in Vico Equense and was opened in 1995.
There are some of the best kept pieces of religious art of all Italy here like the eighteenth-century ivory crucifix and altar panels in silver and coral dated around the seventeenth century from the Sicilian school.
Most of the works of art contained in the museum are paintings gathered from various churches and convents throughout Italy, all dating back to the sixteenth and eighteenth centuries.
Info on +39 0818798029.

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