The Museo Lapidario of Avezzano has a collection that consists of sarcophagi and other objects found during excavations in the area. In 2012 the entire collection was moved to its present location, a former slaughterhouse in the Via Nuova.
Museo Lapidario Avezzano
Address, opening times and ticket price
Address: Via Nuova, 33 – 67051 Avezzano. Phone: +39 0863 1809821. Opening times: From Monday to Friday from 10.00 till 13,00 and from 16.00 till 19.00. Admission: Free.
History and description
The Museo Lapidario of Avezzano was founded in 1888. The collection consists mainly of various tombs found in the area of Marsica. Most of these come from the archaeological excavations at Alba Fucens.
Another part of the collection shows the many Roman, medieval and Renaissance objects found during the reclamation of the lake.
One of these is a part of a rose window of an old Romanesque church.
The collection is smaller than it should have been. Several objects were stolen from the museum, first after the earthquake and later after the bombing in World War II.