Museo del Corallo
4 expert reviews
“To the left of the Duomo, the entrance to this private museum is through the tempting shop CAMO, and both are the creation of master craftsman in residence Giorgio Filocamo.”
"Created in 1986, this small museum has a wonderful collection of precious objects made of coral, including cameos, totaling over 600 pieces." Full review
Be sure to note the 3rd-century-A.D. Roman amphora with a coral formation inside it and a beautiful set of 14 cherub heads from the 18th to 19th centuries.
"This tiny museum has pieces of great artistic value: amongst which, for example, there is a very precious snuffbox encrusted with cameos." Full review
"This very special place is ostensibly a cameo shop – and exquisite they are, too, crafted primarily out of coral and shell – but there's a treasure trove of a museum beyond the showroom." Full review