Museo Delta Antico - Comacchio
The museum is housed in the "Ancient Hospital for the Infirm". It was designed in a neoclassical style in 1771 by the architect Antonio Foschini from Ferrara (1741- 1813), while the rear of the building was designed by Gaetano Genta (1750-1837) and building work was completed in 1784.
This hospital is valuable proof of the Pontiff's reformism with great sacrifice by the Comacchiese community during the second half of the 1700s. It displays the huge cargo of a trade vessel dating back to the Augustan age found in 1981 on the city outskirts.
The entire cargo was preserved for 2000 years, and now you can see both the goods the ship carried, as well as the personal effects of the crew. On the first floor, the museum exhibits the findings of the Etruscan city of Spina and of the ancient Comacchio, which was founded in the early middle age between the 7th and the 8th centuries.
- Indirizzo: Via Agatopisto, 2
- Città: Comacchio (FE)
- Tel: 0533 81302