Inside the Istituto Denza in Posillipo, there is the “Leopoldo De Feis” Etruscan Archeological Museum.
The “Leopoldo De Feis” Etruscan Archaeological Museum holds an impressive selection of bucchero ceramics. Its birth is placed in the nineteenth century, and is linked to the Florentine College Alla Querce, where Father Leopoldo De Feis, professor of Latin and then Rector of the Institute, picked, for educational purposes, archaeological examples of Etruscan culture. Over the years he expanded the collection with exhibits of different types and historical periods, personally taking care of alumni donations and the purchase of items on the antiques market.
The Istituto Denza has welcomed eight hundred artefacts exemplifying Etruscan culture from the Alla Querce college, the first seat of the De Feis collection, closed in 2005 and later converged at the Istituto San Paolo Barnabiti. Since July 2014, at the behest of Father Pasquale Riillo, Rector of the Neapolitan institute, and later bound by the Superintendency, the artefacts have been allocated a wing of the Istituto Denza in Naples.
In particular, the exhibits on display, dating from the years between the Bronze Age and the Imperial Severiana era represent the priceless Etruscan treasures, jealously preserved, after the close of Alla Querce, at the Istituto San Paolo Barnabiti in Florence. An extraordinary opportunity to learn about the traces of a large domain, which arrived as far as Campania, with the ancient Caudium. The Etruscan settlement Caudium represents, therefore, one of the most important testimonies of the Etruscans in Campania. A reality that involves a vast area, from the areas of Montesarchio to the lands of Agro Picentino where you can find Nola, Nocera, Herculaneum, Pompeii and many other important cities such as Capua, which happens to be one of the major capitals of the Etruscan territory.
A valuable historical and cultural heritage that tells of the Neapolitans, their history and their roots.
Free entry, but visiting is only available by prior booking by calling the Istituto on +39 081 5757533.