Established in December 2011 as an exhibition belonging to the town council, the “Museum of the Bruttians and the Sea” has been created according to a topographic and chronological path. The findings are primarily in relation with the most significant facies of the area of Cetraro, i.e. between the IV and III centuries BC. There are also interesting sections dedicated to the sea and the Losardo Cartographic Collection.
To complete the cultural offer, the museum organises exhibitions and conferences, and provides educational services. The museum is the centre of a tourist itinerary that includes various sites of historical and archaeological interest on the hillside, and is one of the focal points of a wider network of museums and parks along the coastal strip that ranges from Tortora to Amantea.
These itineraries can be divided into at least four major thematic areas: pre-history, the Hellenistic period, the Roman period, the Middle Ages.
The first thematic area includes several caves, like the Grotto of Romito in Papasidero, famous for the engraved image of the bos primigenius, and the Grotto of Monaca in S. Agata d’Esaro, suggestively placed along the side of the mount Montea.