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CORREALE MUSEUM

The museum was set up from a private foundation by the Correale brothers Alfredo and Pompeo, the Counts of Terranova.

They were the last descendants of an old Sorrentine family and in their wills they made provision for Villa Correale and the arts collection housed there to be turned into a museum bearing their name.

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The collections are laid out on three floors in 24 rooms plus the attic, which has recently been renovated for use as an exhibiting area.

At the ground floor you can find romanesque items together with Sorrento intarsia of the 19th century. At the first floor, furnishings and paintings of the 18th century can be admired together with Oriental chinawear of the 17th and 18th century.

At the second floor, one can look at the collection of paintings by "Posillipo school", painting by foreign artists and an interesting clocks collection of the 18th century.

At the third floor, the italian and foreign chinawear and majolica dating back to the 17th and 18th century are exhibited.