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Museo della Civilta Contadina

Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 57/A, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 913 8634
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Very informative

This is a small, but an informative museum showing the lives of people in Sicily around the 19th... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
zhorzh
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zhorzh
Interesting if you want to see how Sicilian peasants lived

The most fascinating aspect of this little museum is that one person, Mario Albanese, collected all... read more

Reviewed April 29, 2018
niteed
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“small museum” (2 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 57/A, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
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+39 333 913 8634
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

This is a small, but an informative museum showing the lives of people in Sicily around the 19th century. Very interesting!

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Reviewed April 29, 2018

The most fascinating aspect of this little museum is that one person, Mario Albanese, collected all of the items and assembled them here in a reproduction of a farm manager's house. Albanese speaks excellent French, as well as Italian. His English is basic. Luckily most...More

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Even if you only have minimal Italian or French (which Mario, curator/owner speaks) then this little ethnographic museum is a “must” when you are in Piazza Amerina. You get a guided tour with copious explanation from Mario and will leave with a warm buzz from...More

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Reviewed October 27, 2017

The personally guided tour (mostly in French, for our benefit) really added to the visit, as Mario was able to answer our questions immediately and pointed out so much that we would not have noticed. One can see round in under an hour, but it...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2017

If you really want to get to know about real sicilian old customs this is the best place to visit. The small museum house is a life project of just one person, Mario. He has been collecting all what you can see there all his...More

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

A museum is only as good as its curators, so it's no surprise that the Casa Museo del Contadino is one of the best I've experienced, anywhere. Mr. Albanese arrested us in the street as we were walking to a nearby Norman church. We'd seen...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2017

As a son of a Sicilian farmer, I didn't think this museum could offer me more information about a farmer's life. I was wrong. The creator and owner of this museum, Mario, gave us a personal tour of his museum. For Mario, this has been...More

1  Thank Joseph N
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Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

This little museum contains many household items from the past. The owner of the museum told us about the items and showed a great passion for the collection. The combination of Italian, French and English allowed us to understand. The museum has three main areas....More

Thank Robert S
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Reviewed May 10, 2016

This is a must see in Piazza Armerina. Mario gave us a true history class about how farmers used to live. The museum was created by him after he retired from teaching. It is a recreation of a farmer house with many artifacts and, of...More

Thank MariaChapini
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Reviewed February 9, 2016

This museum is an example of a personal initiative that makes a difference. First it seemed to be a tourist trap, when we were invited from the street by the museum founder Mario, but soon we understood that it was a real gem in Piazza...More

Thank Anorielle
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