History Museums in Sicily

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History Museums in Sicily

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  • Ana L
    Navan, Ireland2,701 contributions
    You need to book a tour, and try to do it the day before, because this is a very popular place to visit. There are visits in Italian and English, and they are held by former factory workers, very passionate about their jobs/lives. The factory has been renovated for the purpose of the visits, and contains very nice exhibits. A must!!!
    Written 14 October 2020
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  • InTheMomentManhattan
    New York City, NY1,004 contributions
    The monastery is very well worth visiting. The English tour is really great. Our guide did a great job explaiing the history and architecture of the monastery.
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • S B
    Sacramento, CA47 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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  • Beth P
    22 contributions
    We had time to kill before checking in at Taormina and stumbled across this museum it is so worth the time and money (2 E for seniors). It was mostly in Italian but there were some displays had English explanations. It was so touching and heart wrenching. All six of us had fathers in the service during WWII so it made it even more impactful.
    Written 1 April 2022
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  • liverpool1023
    London, UK753 contributions
    After being washed-off the upper slopes of Etna we visited this small museum. It is a classic rainy day option. The local borough acquired an old house and restored it as a small, charming ethnographic museum. This late 18th house was typical of those owned by farmers or small landowners who were quite well off. The ground includes a pantry, living room and kitchen with original utensils on display. On the first floor are a further living room and bedroom. The house provides a handy diversion for a short visit.
    Written 26 October 2019
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  • Travelingjohn123
    Peterlee, UK2,274 contributions
    This is one of the stops on 5he jump on / jump off bus tour. We didn’t go in just stopped 10 mins for a few photos. Area around it looked nice but I doubt I could spend 1 hr here till the next bus.
    Written 11 May 2022
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  • DaveDalemuybuono
    Sharon, PA11 contributions
    Guided tours Spanish influenced historical significance to the area. Within easy walking distance of the Marina d'Aspra. Well worth the effort.
    Written 2 July 2017
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  • Kai-ji
    Bangkok, Thailand128 contributions
    You can visit as part of a combined ticket to the Necroplis. Very detailed and extensive findings from southeast Sicily from pre-history to Bronze Age. Interesting building designed in a circle with 3 “wings” of different eras.
    Given that it is 2021 did not appreciate the sexist language of many exhibits; surely it is time to use “humankind” instead of “mankind”. One remarkakable,pre-history exhibit noted that “it is thought men did hunting etc. and women did domestic work.” “It is thought” is not scientific language and has no place in a museum. We know nothing about how pre-historic people’s organized their lives. This term used nowhere else in the exhibits where more accurate science based language was use.
    Written 23 October 2021
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  • InTheMomentManhattan
    New York City, NY1,004 contributions
    The museum holds many artworks and artefacts recovered from the Valley of the Temples. Some of the statuary is very beautiful. Thentry price is included with the ticket to visit the ruins in the valley
    Written 19 May 2022
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  • Lumi S
    London, UK190 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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  • Brian E
    Santa Rosa, CA400 contributions
    Yes, I knew that salt was vital to human life and it had been harvested from eons. What the Museo did such a great job at was bringing the hole process to life. The tour opens with a brief video highlighting the whole life cycle, followed by an on-foot tour of the actual salt beds. I found the tour guide well informed and welcoming to questions. It then closes with the opportunity to visit the gift shop where they sell the different salt variants. I’d call this a “must see” if you simply like expanding your life experiences.
    Written 30 March 2022
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  • Zsanett L
    Sliema, Malta19 contributions
    Nice idea to use this castle as a museum. 3 floors of local collections, modest entrance fee, worth a visit if you are in the area. We were lucky to see the temporary exhibition of a talented local artist.
    Written 31 March 2022
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  • phat_dawg_21
    Alpharetta, GA12,262 contributions
    We spent more time in this museum than any other part of the park.

    The exhibits are well organized from earliest to most recent. The museum traces the inhabitants of these islands going back to prehistoric times. The more “modern” exhibits include the early Greeks from 500 BC, and the Normans, who conquered Sicily in 1061 AD.

    We were there for about 90 minutes, but a scholar could spend days reading all the descriptions.

    People have lived on these islands since prehistoric times. You don’t have to take my word for it. The museum has the pottery shards to prove it, including a vase from 5,500 BC.

    We learned that in about 1,200 BC, the residents burned their homes, and left the island because of Climate Change. They returned about 300 years later.
    Written 12 August 2021
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  • Sampath K
    Bengaluru, India11 contributions
    This is located on top hill in a small town in between Catania and Adrano where you can see the old buildings and a nice viewpoint to see the valley.
    Written 6 November 2019
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  • Gill Vallance
    Leicestershire245 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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