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Archaeological Museum

Marano Lagoon Archaeological Museum

Text by Paola Maggi

At the Marano Lagoon Archaeological Museum, you can go on a journey of discovery through the history of the region’s most ancient lagoon – a history that dates back thousands of years.

The main stages of this history are explained through over five hundred artefacts from various eras, also with the help of multi-media tools. The artefacts come from the town’s historic centre, the coastal area, underwater sites, the lagoon’s islands and the seabeds in front of the lagoon. The oldest items date back to the first Neolithic settlements, 7,500 years ago, with the most recent coming from the era of Venetian rule (1500-1700). The collection bears witness to the economic and strategic importance of an area that is naturally well-suited to being a crossroads for people and goods, thanks to its “suspended” position between the land and the sea.

At the museum, you can admire many everyday objects from the pre-Roman age, Roman times and the period between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, precious hatchets from the Bronze Age, anchors and amphoras linked to the ancient ships loaded with goods that would pass through these waters and an exceptional sword dating back 1,000 years, complete with its wooden cover.


Marano Lagunare (UD) – Civic Centre, 1st floor
Via Sinodo, 28
tel. +39 0431 640506 (Marano Lagunare library)


Free entry

Guided tours for groups and schools and educational workshops (booking required, subject to prior contact via e-mail).

Free guided tour for everyone on the last Sunday of every month, at 16.00.


SUMMER HOURS (until August 31st)

Tuesday 9.00 – 12.30

Wednesday 15.00 – 19.00

Thursday 20.00 – 22.00

Friday 9.00 – 12.30, 20.00 – 22.00

Saturday 15.30 – 19.00

Sunday 15.30 – 19.00, 20.00 – 22.00


Following the new ministerial provisions, starting from 06.08.2021, to access the Archaeological Museum of the Lagoon it will be mandatory to have a Green Pass.