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“Aspra's hidden gem!! Museo Dell'Acciuga”
Review of Museo dell'Acciuga

Museo dell'Acciuga
Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Aspra
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A Museum that narrates the history of Anchovy, from the legend to present days, through ancient documents, tools used for fishing and salting.
Reviewed July 5, 2018

This is a local museum which tells the story of anchovy and Sicilian fishermen past to present. The stories are told visually by the many paintings and artefacts, by stories, legends, song and music presented and performed by the amazing Michelangelo and his beautiful daughter. It is not to be missed. The passion and hospitality from all of the family was an absolute delight. We were a small group of three and the museum was opened especially to accommodate our schedule. We were entertained for well for a good two hours. There is also a souvenir shop and I heartily recommend you buy some delicious anchovies!! A brilliant afternoon. Not to be missed.

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Reviewed February 12, 2018

The Anchovy Museum in Aspra is a little gem and not to be missed! You think it's going to be about just anchovies, but it turns out to be about much, much more. This extraordinary little museum brings not just anchovies, but also the fishermen and culture of Sicily to life. Along the way one is treated to an array of historical objects that celebrate how anchovies and humans have been entangled with each other over the centuries. And to top it off, Michelangelo is a brilliant historian, storyteller, and raconteur! Without a doubt, the highlight of my trip to Sicily!

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Michelangelo B, Proprietario at Museo dell'Acciuga, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2018
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Grazie a voi per aver impreziosito, con la vostra presenza, il nostro museo.

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Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

I am visiting family in
Aspra. We went to this museum and it totally touched my heart to learn the history of my grandfather's village. Michael Angelo was a gracious guide and I loved it when he sang to me! I highly recommend a visit to this museum. You won't be sorry!

Thank Rosanne B
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Reviewed April 18, 2017

Michelangelo is legendary for his passion and hospitality - and is a born entertainer to boot. You will quickly be asking yourself: "Why wasn't I interested in an anchovy museum?" The history and stories are fascinating and new worlds appear. Fun? It was a blast!

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Reviewed January 10, 2017

Sono molto fortunato di aver trovato questo museo un evento un degli giorni in cui fosse a Bagheria. Un bel posto e la storia qui. Michelangelo fa un ottimo lavoro di rendere questo storia interessate e affascinante.
I am very lucky to have found this museum and an event there on one of the days I was in Bagheria. Wonderful location and history. Michelangelo does an excellent job making this history interesting and fascinating. I was also fortunate to have seen Tango Disiu: le musiche dei porti play a set of music from the sea, including poetry from Michelangelo.

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