Since 2005, the prestigious Palazzo Loffredo, in the heart of Potenza historic centre, has housed the national archaeological museum of Basilicata, named after Dinu Adamesteanu, the Romanian archaeologist who was the first head of the archaeological heritage office of Basilicata region (1964-1977).

The museum boasts an exhibition space of over two thousand square metres, where the story of an ancient past is nar- rated. Two floors, featuring 22 rooms and 8 sections, illustrate the region’s cultural evolution, from the period preceding Gre- ek colonisation to the Roman conquest.