Lacco Ameno Museum


The Cetaceans Section of the Villa Arbusto’ s Museum located in Lacco Ameno,  has on displays a permanent exhibition dedicated to all cetaceans frequenting the waters of Ischia.

The exhibition is set up on the top floors of Villa Gingerò and  it displays informative panels on Ischia’s cetaceans, made ​​with color plates by Maurizio Wurtz as well as photos collected over the years by the Delphis researchers.

Among the exhibits, the complete skeleton of a young common dolphin (Delphinus delphis) stranded in Ischia in November 2003 and recovered by the volunteers.

The skeleton was reconstructed by the taxidermist Vincenzo Cicala under the supervision of Nicholas Maio, curator of the Zoological Museum of the University Federico II of Naples. It represents the first documented stranding of this species on the island.

Also on show at the museum, historical organic compound belonging to the Zoological Station A. Dohrn, made ​​available by the Laboratory of Benthos of Ischia,  geological maps of the study area and a bulletin board dedicated to the most common prey of dolphins.