National Archaeological Museum of Fratta Polesine


The National Archaeological Museum of Fratta Polesine collects finds of some villages located along the river Po, dating back to the late Bronze Age (XII – X century BC). It is located in a outbuilding of the Palladian Villa Badoer.

My experience at the National Archaeological Museum of Fratta Polesine

The Museum is nice and with a modern approach to the subject. The informative panels are interesting and they are in English too. Form the ticket office you have to go left. There’s a first room which presents an introduction to the period.

In the second room there are findings from some necropolis of the area. I was particularly impressed by a huge cutting razor. I’d never seen a IX b.C. razor before.

Razor (on the right) in National Archaeological Museum of Fratta
Razor (on the right)

Now you have to go back to the Ticket office, pass it and enter the third biggest room in which all the aspects of the Bronze Age life are explained: the construction of the houses, the domestic activities like spinning and weaving, the men duties like fishing and hunting, the ornaments, the fabrics, etc.
It was fascinating to find out that at that time they already imported some materials.

Deer horn weaving tools in National Archaeological Museum of Fratta
Deer horn weaving tools

National Archaeological Museum of Fratta – yes or no?

The Museum is very small but pleasant and well structured. I think that even kids would like it. If you’re not interested on the subject, it isn’t worth a detour to get here. But if you come to see the Villa, it is a pity not to see it. The price is honest, especially if you take the combined ticket with the Villa. Plus the staff members were very king, and that’s something I never fail to appreciate.

National Archaeological Museum of Fratta Polesine
Via Tasso, 3 – Fratta Polesine (RO) –

Museum Tickets
3,00 € – reduced € 1.50

Opening Hours
Open daily 8.30 am – 7.30 pm

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