Palazzo d'Avalos is located in the historic center of Vasto, in the province of Chieti. Today the Palace is the seat of the Civic Museums of the city: the archaeological museum, the museum of ancient costumes, the art gallery and the Collection of Contemporary Art. The archaeological museum was originally housed in the town hall, which was then closed and dismantled to be set up in its current location in 1998. The museum collection houses finds from the province of Chieti and includes periods from the 9th century BC to the early Middle Ages. Among the most significant finds are those of the imperial age and of the necropolis of the Roman city, including funeral objects and votive bronzes. The Costume Museum was founded in 1995 and features a collection of men's, women's and children's costumes from popular and noble culture. Of great value are the clothes of the noble families of Vasto, the intimate linens and a sedan chair that belonged to the d'Avalos. Finally, the Pinacoteca was opened in 1849 and represents one of the oldest museums among the Civics. The works on display are mostly 19th century paintings collected from the various private noble collections. Among the most famous works we remember those of the Palizzi brothers: "Holland", "the Muletto" and "the two little shepherds". The Contemporary Art Collection concludes the itinerary and preserves eighty works from the “Pavilion - Olivares” donation. The collection consists of works by Italian and Spanish artists, such as: Falconi, De Stefano, Carmassi, Bonichi, Ortega, Quetglas, Carmassi and Bonichi.

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Piazza L. V. Pudente
66054 Vasto


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