An absolutely stunning collection of historic Sorrento ware, beautifully laid out. There is everything from tiny thimbles to entire suites of bedroom furniture. There is also one floor devoted to the history of Sorrento, which is fascinating. The curator speaks excellent English and is proud of his museum (as he should be) and is only too pleased to be able to expound and expand on the exhbits and on the history of Sorrento.
Open Monday to Saturday, and on Sundays for prebooked groups only. Entrance cost is Euro 8, with Euro 5 for retired people over the age of 65. Open from10.00 to 13.00 and from 15.00 to 18,.00, with slightly longer hours in summer.
The collection is housed in an old house - don't forget to look at the ceilings!
This is an excellent museum in the house of the Counts of Terranova. It is a lifetime collection of two brothers who bequeathed the collection to the town of Sorrento. It is an ecclectic mix of furniture, porcelain, paintings and so on. Labelling is in English and Italian. The house in itself is interesting, with well-proportioned rooms. The exhibits are well shown. You have wonderful views out over the sea, and on a clear day you will have a wonderful and obstructed view of Vesuvius from all the windows but especially from the top floor. This view alone makes the price of entrance well-worthwhile. Entrance costs Euro 6. Opening hours are from 09.00 - 13.30. In July, August and September it is also open from 20.15 - 22.45 on Saturday evening. Closed on tuesdays and Bank Holidays. The garden is large and peaceful and if you follow the main path you will arrive at a Belvedere overlooking the sea, with wonderful views along the cliffs.
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