The Diocesan Museum of Acerenza

The ancient building, once home to the Acerenza seminary, today houses the Diocesan Museum, where objects from the treasure of the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta can be found. The museum’s exhibits, dating back to different historical periods, are truly fasci- nating as they narrate the life and spiritual experiences of Benedictine and Franciscan monks, saint priests and bishops.

The remains found in the area may be dating back to the 9th century BC – 4th century AD. They are exhibited in the archaeological and lapidary section, and include a marble bust of emperor Julian the Apostate (331-363).