Specialty Museums in Sicily

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Specialty Museums in Sicily

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  • Lei C
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I had so much fun and learning from the two hours spent at the Archimede Museum. Our guide Lucia was so passionate and knowledgeable about Archimede’s inventions, and she also let us try burning leaves with Archimede’s mirror. Very fun! I would highly recommend it - both for adults and kids.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • Lauren C
    Brooklyn, NY21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is spectacular! As is Michele. I was told about this museum from a local and I was SO lucky I visited before I left Aspra. I’ve traveled quite a bit and have been to most of the “ greats” i.e the Louvre, Vatican, etc but the Museo dell'Acciuga was seriously the best museum I’ve ever visited BY FAR. This passion project (admission is free so please make sure you leave a generous donation!) comes from the heart and is beautiful tribute to Sicily, keeping alive a part of history. My visit was so special and moving that I haven’t really processed it yet. It’s hard to put into words the emotions given by Michele in this dynamic and interactive exhibit - part history lesson (but more fun!) part trip down memory lane, part show (ranging from historic relics. select artworks on display from local artists, visuals, music, so many photo opps (with you as the star!) and impromptu live concerts by the man himself! It was such an authentic, unique and overall incredible experience on all levels (especially being Italian-American). I teared up quite a few times in fact. Grazie di cuore Michele for letting me into your magical world. I will cherish this experience deep in my heart for as long as I live. And I will whole-heartedly recommend your museum as the best one I know, to everyone I know! A presto io spero!
    Written March 27, 2024
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  • Francesca
    Palermo, Italy59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent 20 minute tour describing the evolution of salt production. For separate fee you can walk out to the salt flats, as well. Part of a nature reserve, they are many species of birds in the area. Pink flamingos everywhere.
    Written November 25, 2023
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  • Trav341
    Toowoomba, Australia113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were fortunate enough to stay in the B & B upstairs. The Museum is on the floor below, a treasured collection of beautiful tiles, lovingly curated by the owner occupier. It was a privilege to be shown round by someone with a personal connection to the residence. Opening hours may vary, but it's well worth finding out and going along.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • Francesca
    Palermo, Italy59 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Incredible ride up Mount Pelligrino on the 812 bus next to the Politeama Theatre. Be careful on the way back; they take a different route. Go to the shrine in the late afternoon. There is no one there.
    Written November 8, 2023
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  • Britt B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spectacular! What a surprise. I expected to kill an hour but this is a world class museum here in this tiny corner of the world… albeit one where the Greeks Normans Berbers Turks Romans all reined supreme at one time or another. Truly one of the great archaeological museums of the world. I even met the Director who was very informative and even gave me a coin so that I could get inside the Norman cloisters.
    Written October 31, 2023
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  • betteskid
    Boston, MA1,356 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The major attraction here is an amazing bronze Greek statue that was found in the sea by a fisherman - called the Dancing Satyr - the statue was found by a fisherman who we were told first found a piece of the statue and then continued to search until a much larger section was found. If you have time, be sure to stop and see this.
    Written July 4, 2022
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  • bethintheboat
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun and entertaining, nice change from walking around Trapani. Alessa was very informative and knowledgeable. Recommend going!
    Written March 2, 2024
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  • Emma B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely unexpected find on the road to Modica, the owner and guide is the fifth generation of his family to own the mill and the love he has for the place really shone through in his tour. He was also very helpful with suggestions for other places to visit, especially with January opening times being dependent on works and "vacanze de ferie". Would have bought some flour if I'd thought we could get away with taking it on the plane!
    Written January 21, 2024
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  • Cynicoren
    Beersheba, Israel2,582 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Certainly not a must, but worth a visit if you love statues from the Roman era, free to visit every first Sunday of the month.
    I especially liked the part where they painted some statues so they will look as they were in the times of antiquity (usually you see most of them as white because their color were ground by the sands of time).
    Took less than an hour to visit.
    Written December 24, 2023
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  • Tersparis
    Paris, France461 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well if you are in the area I do advise to have a wonder around this garden. It has a particular atmosphere, and you can imagine the artist living there on his own with his sculpted heads...it is the combination of the place and the story behind it that makes it interesting. Particularly if nobody else is there and it is quiet...
    Written June 29, 2017
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  • Toke E
    Odense, Denmark5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great exhibition of religious art from the renaissance and baroque periods mostly. There where barely any other visitors. Very reasonably priced at €8 per person.
    Written September 14, 2023
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  • Geoffrey P
    Exeter31 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful restored theatre located at far end of Via Atenea. Unfortunately no performances in September.
    Written September 27, 2016
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  • ANGELO V
    Milan, Italy2,939 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Diocesan Museum of Palermo is opposite the Cathedral, and it has many religious art samples. It is housed in several rooms of the Archbishop's Palace.
    There are thirteen rooms, with works from the 12th to the 18th century.
    Written December 1, 2022
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  • iamface
    Cardiff, UK1,676 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    very good place to visit as we could see how to make the paper by using Papiro and so many cute animal here but maybe after holiday that we only found one staff he was super busy. but luckily he got time to demo the paper making also open the shop for us for buying pretty painting. enjoyable this place
    Written April 8, 2024
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