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Villa Cattolica

Via Rammacca, 90011 Bagheria, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 15 attractions in Bagheria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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Madrid, Spain
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

Not much remains of the baroque character of this palazzo on the edge of Bagheria. Instead, the ample space has been given over to the work of local 20th century artists - especially Renato Guttuso. Since I had never heard of Guttuso before, much less the other artists, I was free to evaluate their work without prejudice. Some was good,... More

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new jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Another regional museum that is filled with surprises, housing the works of Guttuso, his personal collection of art and a few other surprises. The modern and traditional paintings are a varied, but impressive collection. Guttuso's photographs are revealing, and an exhibit dedicated to cart making was delightful. An impressive collection of movie posters is also fun and memory invoking.

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new york
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2010

Fom the Marx Brothers to Federico Fellini . Posters associated with early modern films are featured prominently, with a large selection of movie-posters that range from 1927 through 1984. The exhibit was developed in large part due to the generosity of the Lo Medico brothers, descendants of a Bagheria family of cinema managers.

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