Art Museums in Sicily

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Art Museums in Sicily

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  • linda G
    Province of Arezzo, Italy153 contributions
    I'm not sure how a museum can be so unassuming from the outside yet is a real gem inside. There is only a small name on the buzzer to enter but what lies inside is wall to wall ceramic tiles and also displays of vintage pieces and furniture. Entrance fee included a personal guided tour in english or italian. A wonderful experience.
    Written 2 September 2020
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  • S B
    Sacramento, CA48 contributions
    One of the best archeological museums I have visited. Information was provided to put the historical items in perspective. The interior of the palazzo/museum if wonderful. Nice coffee bar. Not much to look at on the outside but don't be fooled by that. Venture in and retreat in time.
    Written 16 April 2022
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  • Adrian W
    South East England, UK81 contributions
    Every year we've gone, we wanted to visit this Palazzo, but it was always closed; this year, we met a lovely Chinese lady (from Oxford) - Maria, who made a phone call, and persuaded the (curator?) to open up and let us walk around, instead of being with an organised tour party. Its not huge inside, but the rooms are beautiful and worth seeing.
    Written 6 June 2022
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  • niki101
    London, UK767 contributions
    Two paintings brought me to Messina – ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ and ‘Resurrection of Lazarus’. Two of the last paintings of Caravaggio! It’s believed Caravaggio was on his way to Rome when he stopped in Messina and was engaged to paint these two paintings.

    The time is just stopping while standing in front of the paintings and admiring the dramatically lit, monumental figures. Humility in ‘The Adoration of the Shepherds’ is overwhelming. By seating the Virgin on the ground, Caravaggio implies that she is not a heavenly queen, but rather a simple young mother.

    In ‘Resurrection of Lazarus’ the light is more than ever presented as a metaphor for the power of the spirit. With one hand reaching towards the light and the other towards the skull, Lazarus appears to be in between life and death. According to legend, Caravaggio had a freshly buried body exhumed in order to make the painting more realistic. As all of Caravaggio’s paintings, these two paintings also get under your skin. What a painter Caravaggio was!

    At the time of our visit, there was a school lesson at the spot of Caravaggio’s paintings. We had to wait for the class to leave so we could see the paintings in peace. A few girls from the class were noisy; they were taking some photos of the paintings like they were on a model photo session and were grinning so loudly. Not really nice when people want to see and concentrate on the paintings. When the parents are not around, the teacher should tell the students to respect the paintings and other visitors too! The staff also should at least to remark that this is a public place and ask them to keep silence. I did not let myself down because of this experience but it was not necessary to have it.

    There are some notes in English but it would be good to have more explanations about the paintings themselves.
    Written 11 May 2019
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  • VinnyP1
    London, UK443 contributions
    This is a great way to spend 2 hours. The building is interesting, with a number of individual rooms but also several rooms with art installations. It's unlikely everything will be for everyone, but that's what is great about art. However there will be something for everyone. It is well maintained, and there are beautiful courtyards and terraces.
    Recommended
    Written 21 May 2022
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
    Most of the major churches in Noto are clustered in the same area. It is easy to get church overload, but this is one you would not want to miss because its style is different from all the rest.
    Written 6 August 2021
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  • TravelExpert
    441 contributions
    Nice art and modernist sculpture. The area is a big open space disseminated with strange art pieces. Worth a visit
    Written 1 December 2017
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  • Jasmine C
    Beaucaire, France45 contributions
    Really enjoyed the architecture of this museum .They have been working really hard to renovate this palace. Inside you can find some modern and art deco furniture. A beautiful terrasse overlook the sea .
    Beautiful experience
    Written 27 May 2022
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  • Sally K
    17 contributions
    Quite unexpected. A coffee place cum lunch restaurant in the museum.
    Classic Sicilian dishes, well prepared and presented. Friendly helpful staff.
    Definitely good value.
    And as a bonus, if sitting surrounded by Sicilian history doesn’t appeal, you can sit on a balcony overlooking the facade of Palermo cathedral.
    Written 2 July 2018
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  • Lumi S
    London, UK194 contributions
    We have a very nice experience, visiting Pinacoteca Zelantea without knowing how we could enter. We were wondering inside the Library and a very nice Library worker took us to visit the pinacoteca. Amazing art objects, sculptures, paintings etc.
    Written 19 July 2018
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  • Paul H
    5 contributions
    Went 4 years ago (there was no option to give the correct date below). It was then housed in a small chapel and I think better lit. We were amazed by the stunning detailed moulded in dough - e.g. broad bean pods bursting open and cereal ears were favourites. There was also enough information available to explain the choice of imagery (e.g. carpenter's tools from festival of San Giuseppe). For me, one of the highlights of Sicily (which is praise indeed) and, if I get back to Sicily, I'm definitely going to make another visit. We found out about it from photographs in the Mokarta hotel (where the food was also exceptional).
    Written 7 December 2017
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  • Graham G
    Livingston, UK108 contributions
    Nice wee place. I wouldn't recommend a visit just to see this, but if your in Forza D'aggro then you may as well pop in for a look. Doesn't take long to look around.
    Written 16 May 2017
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  • FSM20
    London, UK97 contributions
    My partner loves contemporary art and we came by after seeing Tripadvisor reviews.
    Mr Drago is really welcoming and spent a long time discussing items and telling us about artists.
    We did not buy a piece but I left with a gorgeous Italian book illustrated by local artists.
    Well worth a visit!
    Written 18 September 2016
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  • Gill Vallance
    Leicestershire246 contributions
    This is a fantastic account of Mafia activity and of the brave souls who fought against them. Situated in a house confiscated from a Mafia member, it sits in a quiet street in Corleone. Our young guide was clearly passionate about the cause and gave us a fascinating account of key stories and characters along with an explanation of the symbolism in the building. Filled with vibrant, thought provoking art. A very moving and inspiring experience.
    Written 26 September 2018
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  • Krokodil1986
    91 contributions
    An excellent art gallery of mainly countryside scenes and portraits by local artists from 20th century, presented in a spacious palazzo.
    There was absolutely no one else viewing on our visit.
    There is also a bar and cafe with garden outside seating.
    Well worth a visit and one does not get overdosed by biblical iconography one sees in all the churches anyway.
    Written 15 November 2019
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