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The Gallery Hall of the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Calatia,
© Archivio Polo Museale della Campania

Maddaloni Royal Site

The Casino Starza Penta is one of the most significant parts of the historical and monumental heritage in Maddaloni and now hosts the Archaeological Museum of Calatia. It was one of the main residences of the House of Carafa della Stadera, who controlled the Maddaloni area from 1465.

Formerly a fortified manor house, the building underwent restoration work under Duke Marzio III (1660-1703), and became a hunting lodge and country retreat, while retaining high agricultural yields of the estate.

During the reign of Charles III of Spain, the building experienced its greatest splendour and it often hosted the king during his hunting trips. After Charles III left for Spain, the lodge fell into a slow decline.

Chapel at the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Calatia. – © Archivio Polo Museale della Campania
Chapel at the Archaeological Museum of Ancient Calatia. – © Archivio Polo Museale della Campania

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Maddaloni Royal Site

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Calatia Archeological museum:
Entry time: Every day 9:30 - 20:00, Closed on Tuesday

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Free entry

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