DE LIETO Palace | Museum | Maratea


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Palazzo De Lieto - the Maratea Museum

Palazzo De Lieto, now home to museum exhibitions, is a building built by the De Lieto family in 1700 to host the first hospital in Maratea.
In 1800 the Maratea Hospital became a district and in the following century it was moved to the former convent of the Paolotti (see St. Francis Church). The palace was then home to elementary schools until the mid 1960s, so it was unused until its restoration in the 1990s, becoming the property of the Ministry of Cultural Heritage and used them precisely for cultural activities and museum exhibitions.
The building retains the impressive stone portal with a large wooden door overhanged by stone and tuff architraves and is located on a large rock spur in the historic center of Maratea, near the Mother Church. Palazzo De Lieto is spread over two floors, characterized by the presence of large halls and on the upper floor also with long loggias, divided by arches with piedritti worked.

PERMANENT: Marine archeology

Its halls are home to numerous anchors in lead and amphorae transport and other finds resulting from recovery operations from the seabeds adjacent to the island of Santo Janni. Various and important instead the temporary presentations organized by the local Superintendence Fine Arts.

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EXHIBITION:   Dalla Val d’Agri al Tirreno. Archeologia, Arte e Paesaggi lucani


The exhibition From the Val d'Agri to the Tyrrhenian Sea. Archeology, Art and Landscapes of Lucania was born from the desire to present to the public the activities of the Superintendence Archeology, Fine Arts and Landscape of Basilicata, which, after recent reforms of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Tourism, operates throughout the territory spark through a constant commitment to the protection of the precious regional cultural heritage. Institutional activities aimed at preventive archeology, landscape management and the protection of historical and artistic heritage are also aimed at the public enjoyment of heritage and property by both the local and the international community, according to the principles of the Constitutional Charter.
The exhibition project, which combines artifacts and territories, intends to present some of the greatest archaeological, artistic and landscape evidence of the territory that extends from the Val d'Agri to the Tyrrhenian Sea, combining research activities and protecting the will to carry out a campaign of knowledge and promotion of the inner areas of our region, extraordinarily fascinating and yet too little known. The initiative was enthusiastically joined by the municipalities of Castelluccio Superiore, Castelluccio Inferiore, Grumento Nova, Guard Perticara, Maratea, Rivello and Viggiano.
Set up in the eighteenth-century Palazzo De Lieto in Maratea, the exhibition is divided into three rooms dedicated to archeology and a fourth to art goods.
The first hall is dedicated to archaeological environments of the Iron Age, from Enotri to Lucani, where Greek magical influences are fully captured by local populations.
The second hall is devoted to the advent of the Romans in Lucania and the novelty linked to their domination, with the development of the town of Grumentum, which became a small town in the imperial age, the most important town in Regio III: Lucania et Bruttii.
The third room exhibits finds from late Roman and late antique settlements, focusing attention on the villa's pattern as a new control and management pole of the surrounding area. Complete the exhibition a fourth room, which is instead dedicated to the sacred artwork from Castelluccio Inferiore.
Parallel to the chronological exhibition, the thematic theme is represented by the landscape, which is understood as an expressive territory of identity, whose character derives from the action of natural, human factors and their interrelations, and in this sense the finds are presented and differentiated for communal territories of origin.
To make the exhibition easier and more enjoyable, the books are accompanied by educational panels curated by the Superintendence scientific staff and external archaeologist collaborators.

Via Al Campanile Maggiore, Maratea Historical Center

The exhibition will remain open until November 25, 2017   with the following times: JANUARY, 15TH, 2018
from Monday to Saturday from 16.00 to 21.00 ONLY ON REQUEST
morning tours upon reservation
tel. 0973 877676 -


Address: via Gafaro, 1 old town Maratea 
Entrance: Free admission

Days and opening hours: 
July and August Monday-Saturday 15.00-21.00; 
September-June: on request
Weekly Closure: Sunday
Reservation Required: None

Phone for appointments and requests to visit: +39 0973 877676

Maratea's Fine Arts Management Center