Top 10 things to do in Torre Del Greco

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Top 10 things to do in Torre Del Greco

Postby toantoanha9120 » Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:04 pm

Torre del Greco is a commune within the greater Metropolitan area of Naples on the western coast of mainland Italy.
This commune is famous for its harvesting and production of coral and the waters surrounding Torre del Greco have always had an abundance of this natural invertebrate. Throughout the town center, you can find a myriad of stores selling fabulous coral jewelry and it is a prized commodity in this region of Italy. This commune was originally colonized by ancient Greek settlers and was part of Magna Graecia – in ancient times Torre del Greco would have been connected to the historical city of Herculaneum. During the Roman period, the magnificent Villa Sora was built here and the Torre del Greco will serve as an important retreat for the various royal families.

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As mentioned in the introduction, Coral is a prized commodity in Torre del Greco and this commune is famed for its production of fantastic Coral jewelry. The museum is located in the heart of the town center on the Corso Avezzana and is within a short walking distance of the Piazza Santa Croce.

Within this museum, you can find an absolutely beautiful display of Coral Jewellery spanning back several hundred years. Examples of the items displayed include a 19th-century medallion depicting Cupid’s Forge and a Mongolian helmet from the 19th century adorned with Coral decoration.

Not only does the museum provide pieces created in Torre del Greco, but it also showcases a range of Coral items crafted around the world from various cultures.
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