Luogo - Museum
Museo malacologico piceno
Where via Adriatica, 240, Cupra Marittima (Ascoli Piceno)
The museum was founded in 1977 to expose the shell collection of Tiziano and Vincenzo Consigniani to the puplic. The museum took its first steps in the temporary seats and in different italian cities with the show organisation as well as in the schools of Cupra Marittima with an institution of didactical museum. Since 1988 the museum has beenn the via Adriatica Nord 240. The total lenght of the glass showcases, from which 460 are illuminated, is 1800 m. Besides the 900,000 shells in th exhibition, there is over 9 million shell collection, conservated for the research and studies.