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Gallery : Nestor's cup and the Villa Arbusto

The small seaside village of Lacco Ameno owes most of its present beauty and success to Angelo Rizzoli - the Italian Rupert Murdoch
of his day - who built fabulous beachfront hotels, and luxurious spas fed by the island's thermal waters, and then produced a
series of hugely popular movies that were all filmed in his hotels - and promoted in his chain of newspapers!

The Villa Arbusto was his summer home for many years; subsequently it was purchased and transformed into an important
archaeological museum by the Comune of Lacco Ameno. Today it houses a collection of artefacts that span over a thousand
years of occupation of the island by the ancient Greeks and Romans. There's also a section dedicated to Rizzoli's own life and career.

For an obituary of the archaeologist Giorgio Buchner, who unearthed the treasures shown here, see
___ http://www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/giorgio-buchner-530328.html
Map of the museum and grounds
Map of the museum and grounds
Nestor's cup
Nestor's cup
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Maker's mark stamped on amphora handle
Maker's mark stamped on amphora handle
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Monte Vico
Balcony with a view
Balcony with a view
Sea views from the museum
Sea views from the museum
Pergola terraces
Pergola terraces
Majolica work garden seat
Majolica work garden seat
View over the gardens
View over the gardens