A greater understanding of the origins of the city of Matera can be gleaned by visiting the Domenico Ridola National Museum. The museum was established in 1911 and bears the name of one of the most distinguished citizens of the city.
Domenico Ridola was a physician and a Senator with a passion for antiquity. Towards the end of the 19th century, he conducted a number of excavations which brought to light some of the most important Paleolithic and Neolithic settlements in the area. On the basis of his findings, he put together a fascinating collection of archeological artifacts, which has since been enriched and updated thanks to the work carried out by the Museum’s technical experts.
Collections of artifacts of the Magna Grecia settlements which flourished along the Ionian coast are also noteworthy.
|Address||Via Ridola, 24|
|Opening hours||from 09h00 to 20h00|
|Closing day||Monday mornings|
|Ticket Price||€2,50 Full - €1,25|