Larino is an important centre in the territory of the Frentani, situated in the southern village of s. Leonardo Plan demonstrating a presence in prehistoric and Protohistoric age. Has direct relations with the Daunia and is in the middle of roads joining the coast and the Interior of Samnium, taking shape from the beginning as a frontier site is compared to the Daunia, both with respect to sabellica. The Center is documented since the archaic, features an urban ippodameo in the 4th century BC, reaches the maximum development in the 3rd and 2nd century BC, as the existence of a tick that highlig
The venue is the Palace of Larino, but is part of a museum that includes the Cathedral Basilica, the Church of San Francesco, the Church of Santo Stefano and the Ducal Palace, in the historic town of Larino. The first section of the Museum was carried out in the sacristy of the Cathedral and are exposed: the altar, the Bishop's throne, the choir stalls of the Basilica, the furniture of the sacristy, numerous paintings and painted plates and silverware from the 17th to the 19th century. Significant are two wooden panels of the 15th century.
The Museum is located inside the Palazzo Ducale di Larino and houses the Permanent archaeological exhibition Ars et Ingenium, which includes several objects unearthed in the area of Larino, in particular of the territory of the Roman amphitheatre and the sannitico-territory frentano, and dating from the 10th century BC and 4th century AD, among the items on display include vases, amphorae, ointment , Spears, helmets, lucerne and some small statues relating to the cult of Mars, the God of the ancient protection Larium. Are the Group of Hercules and Priapus, inside the Museum you can also admire