THE MUSEUM OF BRETTIANS AND OINOTRIANS NARRETES THE HISTORY OF COSENZA AND PEOPLE WHO LIVED HERE.
The Museum of Brettii and Enotri is above all a permanent archaeological, but also a cultural center which houses temporary exhibitions, concerts and institutional meetings. The structure houses a large archaeological collection, coming from urban excavations and from different locations in the province, covering a wide time span: from the skeletal remains of the Upper Paleolithic of Cirella caves to ' oinophoros of Imperial Roman age (III century AD.) from Cosenza. The most representative core is composed of a vast necropolis kits from Torre Mordillo (Spezzano Albanian), on a proto old center overlooking the plain of Sybaris, whose activity was interrupted by the arrival of Sibariti (720 BC). The Museum of Brettii and Enotri, as well as numerous archaeological finds, is also home to the second floor, a collection of documents and memorabilia relating to the history of the renaissance city. The collection connects intimately with the same complex of St. Augustine, Bourbon prison at the time, that was probably the last prison of the brothers Attilio and Emilio Bandiera, then shot in the nearby Valley of Rovito.
The Museum carries out its function of promoting the knowledge of the vast cultural heritage of their area by focusing the attention especially on museum education as a means to make accessible and better understood the exhibited collections. For this reason, aimed at schools of all levels offering diverse educational activities, from guided tours to different kinds of laboratories, so that the choice between experiences that provide an overview of the fundamental aspects of ancient people who lived in Calabria, with aims to educate, even the smallest, the form of play, the knowledge and rediscovery of their cultural identity.
Complesso Monumentale di Sant'Agostino
(June - September)
TUE 9:00 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 19:30
WED 9:00 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 19:30
THU 9:00 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 19:30
FRI 9:00 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 19:30
SAT 9:00 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 19:30
SUN 9:00 – 13:00 / 16:30 – 19:30