The small but interesting museum called the Antiquarium holds ancient finds. It is housed in the 1800s-built Villa Matarazzo in the heart of Santa Maria di Castellabate, which is surrounded by a large and lush park just off the main Corso, a few minutes from the seaside.
The museum shows off ancient finds that were discovered in the waters between Punta Tresino and Punta Licosa, which were treacherous for old-time maritime sailors. There are Greek stone anchors, Roman-era lead anchors, beautiful and well-preserved Greek amphorae, iron nails, and more on display. The most recent shipwrech was discovered only in 1988 off Punta Licosa, where the local lighthouse is located.
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