Underwater archaeology tells the Adriatic

A journey by sail from ancient times to the present day through thousands of exhibits and the involvement of more than 50 researchers and 60 Italian and international institutions: a 2000 square meters exhibition telling the extraordinary stories of the women and men who crossed the Adriatic sea throughout history.

Salone degli Incanti
Riva Nazario Sauro 1,

Tuesdays to Fridays | 9.00-19.00
Saturdays, Sundays and holidays | 10.00-19.00
Closed on Mondays

The Adriatic sea:
a concept

A gateway to distant territories, a waterway for people and goods: the sea of intimacy and its portrayals

From the botton
of the sea

Ships, everyday objects, works of art resurface. Stories of men and women come back to life thanks to the relics re-emerging from the sea.

On the

For business or war, for fun, to find a better life: underwater archaeology tells us about the destinies of the people living on the shores of the Adriatic, one great nation with many languages and cultures.