Museo Civico Della Memoria E Della Storia

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Museo Civico Della Memoria E Della Storia

Museo Civico Della Memoria E Della Storia
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Peter S
By Peter S
Stefano - the best guide I have ever encountered in all my travels
Jun 2017
This was my first time visiting Isernia, and it exceeded expectations. Molise is commonly referred to as the "last unexplored region of Italy" and you'll find very few tourists here. The train ride in from Rome is incredibly scenic, and the town offers a variety of unique treasures. This museum is a great microcosm of how the war impacted the city, and the human toll exacted on the local population. That said, there is one thing that made this museum experience stand out above all others - the incredibly passionate and friendly guide Stefano. I can tell you without a doubt that he is the best tour guide I have ever encountered (and I've been to well over 60 countries at this point). He is a perfect representation of what it is to be a knowledgable, sharp, incredibly intelligent, nuanced guide. His language abilities are truly impressive (he has racked up 5+ languages already) and his knowledge of Italy rivals the most experienced guides in Rome. If you are traveling anywhere in Molise or the surrounding areas, I would strongly consider hiring Stefano as a day guide (if he is available). His English abilities and communications skills for a non-native Italian speaker like myself were invaluable. Again, I cannot sing his praises highly enough. He was the highlight of my trip to Italy! At the very least, I expect you'll walk away from your tour with a wonderful friend in Italy who treats you like family.

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Thomas Ozbun
Vicenza, Italy982 contributions
Nice museum
Feb 2018 • Solo
Right next to the Fontana Fraterna is the small museum dedicated to the bombing of Isernia in 1943, with models, objects and several pictures. Inside we found a nice lady who was actually from the U.S. but whose parents were from Isernia, so after many years she had decided to come back and volunteer for the museum.
Written 17 January 2019
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Peter S
Bangkok, Thailand2 contributions
Stefano - the best guide I have ever encountered in all my travels
Jun 2017 • Solo
This was my first time visiting Isernia, and it exceeded expectations. Molise is commonly referred to as the "last unexplored region of Italy" and you'll find very few tourists here. The train ride in from Rome is incredibly scenic, and the town offers a variety of unique treasures. This museum is a great microcosm of how the war impacted the city, and the human toll exacted on the local population.

That said, there is one thing that made this museum experience stand out above all others - the incredibly passionate and friendly guide Stefano. I can tell you without a doubt that he is the best tour guide I have ever encountered (and I've been to well over 60 countries at this point). He is a perfect representation of what it is to be a knowledgable, sharp, incredibly intelligent, nuanced guide. His language abilities are truly impressive (he has racked up 5+ languages already) and his knowledge of Italy rivals the most experienced guides in Rome.

If you are traveling anywhere in Molise or the surrounding areas, I would strongly consider hiring Stefano as a day guide (if he is available). His English abilities and communications skills for a non-native Italian speaker like myself were invaluable.

Again, I cannot sing his praises highly enough. He was the highlight of my trip to Italy! At the very least, I expect you'll walk away from your tour with a wonderful friend in Italy who treats you like family.
Written 21 July 2017
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boobearcook
York, UK12 contributions
Fabulous Day!
Aug 2016 • Friends
What a hidden gem this fantastic museum is. Located in downtown Isernia, this museum has something for everyone. It is extremely well laid out and has plenty of information to inform & entertain. Our guide, Stefano, was SO knowledgeable and his English was exceptional. I lived in Isernia back in the '90s but never knew how important it was, especially during the war. I cannot recommend a visit here strongly enough, go, you will not be disappointed!
Written 10 July 2017
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purpleboots
wales120 contributions
What a pleasant surprise
May 2017 • Solo
I was just looking for the tourist information (which seems to be a secret- I asked 3 people and ended up following car signage around town until I found it - it's not hidden but sadly little money available for good signage for tourists in this brilliant town.)
Anyway - there's the museum / tourist info with its splendid staff (Stephanie was there today claiming her English was not up to that of Stefano who speaks four languages so most tourists are catered for ).
The museum has three main foci- the allied bombing (commemorated in various plaques around town mentioning the 4000 deaths); the towns patron saint and the lace trade (of which a few vestiges seem to remain). There are also a number of pictures of families and extracts from the birth register (which will remind you of how relatively new the Italian state is when you see number 86 from the 1880s).
Although it's not a full chronological walk through of Isernia's history it gives a good indication of the things that the town identifies as key. We don't see enough about the impact of the last war on those left as civilians on the front line and the experience of isernia can only be hinted at in such a small space but it's good to have revealed. Some people will find the mannequins corny but hard to give the story without them or something similar
Good basis for a visit to the town

Now .... can someone help me find that museum of traditional costumes?
Written 31 May 2017
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emsenchuk
Culver City, CA3 contributions
Wonderful historical treasure in Isernia, Italy
Jul 2016 • Family
This fantastic museum is truly a gem for WW II history and information on this beautiful region of Italy. Our whole family really enjoyed our visit to this small but charming museum. The WW II exhibit was engaging and thorough with lots of photos, videos and many different types of artifacts. Seeing the war through the eyes of this town that was bombed during the war was truly illuminating. We also loved seeing the unique lace making exhibit for the town. Our guide was a local resident and was absolutely wonderful. His English was excellent and he was very informed and made the whole experience delightful and interesting for everyone in our group from grandparents to young children. A must see for travelers to this region!
Written 8 December 2016
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pcardace
Naples, Italy107 contributions
spots of history
Nov 2014
Ideal place for history lovers....in isernia city centre...a small town hit by bkmbings during wwII...
Written 2 June 2015
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