The whole history of the island of Capri, since its geological formation, can be found in this small museum of the Centro Caprese Ignazio Cerio, on the Piazzetta Ignazio, founded in 2000, but whose origin goes back to the reorganization of the American writer and engineer Edwin Cerio.
The Center houses more than 20,000 natural and archaeological objects, most of them from Capri, harvested by Edwin’s father Ignazio Cerio in the late 19th century.

The library holds maps, documents and photographs of Capri.

The museum has four halls, that of Geology-Paleology with rocks dating back to 190 million years, remnants of vertebrates of 300,000 years old; the prehistory-protohistory hall, with artifacts from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age; that of classical archeology, retaining objects especially from the first century of our era; the biology room, with marine and terrestrial animals including the blue lizard, emblem of Capri.


Useful information

Museum timetable
Monday : 10:00 – 13:00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday : 10:00 – 16:00
Thursday and Saturday :
11:00 – 16:00
Closed on Sundays and holidays

Prices full price : 3 €, reduced: 1€
Free access to the library

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