The Museum System of Vast - Poggiardo, established in 2012, is among the few on the Italian territory that shaped and common goals to cultural resources throughout the area.
Specificity, in this case, unlike the other museum systems is the variety of cultural resources put in place: the Archaeological Museum housed in the baronial palace, the guardian of over thirty years of research in the area; the Museum of Byzantine frescoes of the Crypt of St. Mary of the Angels housed in a purpose-built to preserve the paintings of the original site of the Crypt, which is also open to visitors; Portal access and the Archaeological Park of the Warriors, the site of the Vast messapica with its walls, the entrance gates to the city and the holy places of burial; the cave church of SS. Stefani with its history and its frescoes, and finally the educational arboretum, nature experience born with the intent to combine the preservation, knowledge and the dissemination of tree species of the Mediterranean, thanks to the presence of a teaching room "out of the ordinary."
The museum system clotted an increasingly common form of organization for a complex museum offer, made in order to achieve significant benefits in terms of effectiveness and efficiency, in a market culture increasingly demanding and challenging, especially for the smaller reality .
The benefits are undeniable under the terms of organization and management, in light of the limited resources allocated to culture, they become accessible places that individually would not survive.
The strength of the management of the museum system is the site with the online ticketing system performed through a dedicated website that allows the choice of single ticket or visiting a ticket for the use of several items or the entire museum system.
A wide gallery offers visitors a preview of "containers" and their cultural content.
The objective of the manager is to give a perception of the museum system as a place dedicated widespread, not only the conservation of the culture, but also and especially to the production of culture.