National Archaeological Museum of Adria

The National Archaeological Museum of Adria is a must-see if you want to fully understand the history and activity of Adria and its surroundings from Protohistory up to the late Roman Age.

The museum houses a wide selection of archaeological finds from the ancient seaport of Adria, which was the main Etruscan centre in Northern Italy and then became a roman municipium.

The theme of the first floor is the growth of the town. More generally, it shows how the Venetians, Greeks, and Etruscans developed their settlements in the area of Po Delta starting from the 6th century BC.

After this overview of the town's growth, the exhibition presents an entire collection of Late Archaic and Classical graves, providing evidence of the prosperity and cultural vivacity of Adria's society.

The final section of the first floor is focused on the 3rd century BC. This was a flourishing period for Adria, as evidenced by the rich sets of grave goods contained in several graves from that time. The upstairs gallery offers an impressive view over the so-called Tomba della Biga (Tomb of the Chariot), an extraordinary burial place that contains the remains of a war chariot and the skeletons of three horses.

The mezzanine floor is entirely centred on the Roman Age, exception made for two small sections devoted to the Early Middle Ages and the documents of the Bocchi collection, respectively. The new section hosts the exclusive Lapidarium, which was originally set up in the cloister of the museum back in 2006. The inscriptions on the burial monuments of this collection provide details on important aspects of Adria's society in the Roman Age.

Opening times: 8.30 am - 7.30 pm
Opening days and hours: The museum is open all year except for 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

Admission ticket:
€ 2.00 for visitors over 25 and under 65
€ 1.00 for visitors between 18 and 25
Free admission for visitors under 18 and over 65

Tel.: +39 0426 21612

National Archaeological Museum of Adria