European Night of Museums in Sicily, what to visit on Saturday 14 May

After two years, the appointment with the European Night of Museums is back. Sicily is also participating. What to visit province by province

Back to Italy (and Sicily) Saturday 14 May the “European Museum NightThe event, which takes place simultaneously throughout Europe, ensures the extraordinary opening of museums in the evening / night and access to the symbolic cost of one euro

The Sicilian region, on the recommendation ofCouncilor Cultural Heritage and the Sicilian identity, Alberto Samonajoined the European Museum Night. And there are already many museums confirming the extraordinary opening.

The European Night of Museums in Catania

The European night of museums in Sicily will have different declinations. The University of Catania was one of the first institutions to participate in the European Night of Museums initiative and has planned an evening opening of the Museum of Sicilian Knowledge and Mirabilia

The Museum of Sicilian Knowledge and Mirabilia, located on the ground floor of the central building of the University of Catania, on Saturday, May 14, will be open for free from 5 pm to 11 pmallowing visitors to admire a “taste” of everything that can be seen in the various existing university museum structures (Benedictine Monastery, Botanical Garden, Museum of Zoology and Butterfly House, Villa Zingali Roof, Biological Tower, City of Science) : collections, collections, historical and artistic heritage, but also research traditions and portraits and testimonies of great personalities of the university.

In the province of Catania also open from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m Adrano Museum and the Dionysian Walls

Il Caltagirone Ceramics Museum it is open from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Museums open in Messina

In Messina, there are three museums that exceptionally open their doors in the evening:

So don’t miss the chance to admire the valuables canvases by Caravaggio del MuMe (The Resurrection of Lazarus and the Adoration of the Shepherds). But also the Museum of the Sea in the bastion of Milazzo and the precious archaeological finds of Lipari.

To book visits (and access the price of one euro), call the numbers: 3295381130 (MuMe); 3473039885 (Vastello di Milazzo); 3292037436 (Museum of Lipari).

Also in the province of Messina, the Archaeological Park of Tindari where it will be possible to visit: theAntiquarium from Milazzo, a tusa the archaeological area of Halaesa Arconidea limited to the A.ntiquarium, already lapidarium and to the church of Santa Maria delle Palate.

A pattic during the same hours the archaeological area is open e l’Antiquarium from Tindari and the Roman villa. In Capo d’Orlando free entry from 8:00 pm to 12:00 pm for the archaeological area of bagnoli.

In Taorminafrom 20 to 23 the Old Theater will be open every day Giardini Naxos opening, again from 8 pm to 11 pm, in front of the Archaeological Museum.

European Night of Museums in Palermo

The night of the museums in Sicily also knows the abundant participation of Palermo. On May 14, Palermo also opens up to culture in the moonlight. In particular Terradamare, offers the evening openings of the House Museum of majolica ‘Stanze al Genio’ and of the Tower of San Nicol

Majolica Museum

In the first case, visitors will be able to appreciate an immense hidden heritage of the old majolica, to which other collections have been added over the years.
The more than 10,000 exhibited majolica, of Neapolitan and Sicilian origin (late 16th century – early 20th century) are distributed in the noble floor of Palazzo Torre Piraino, where you can also admire smaller collections of old toys, tin boxes. period, stationery, ink bottles, advertising labels from the mid-20th century and a new department of contemporary ceramics.

Tower of San Nicol

In the second case, you can visit the fourteenth-century city tower that is part of the city’s defense system. Built by the universitas of Palermo to defend the walls of the “Cassaro”, it was not part of the church structures, but was left free and isolated. “Tower of excellence”, perhaps the highest in Palermo, having lost the meaning of defense, they wanted to soften it and lose its austere appearance, applying them to the second level of mullioned windows enriched with a frame of inlays.

Also in this case it is necessary to make a reservation on the numbers: 3207672134 and 3478948459.

doll museum

Also in Palermo it will be possible to Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum. From 7 p.m. (last entry at 11:30 p.m., entrance fee 3 euros), visitors can access the exhibition rooms and independently discover or rediscover the museum’s collection, which includes more than 5,000 works from Italy and abroad.

Among these are the largest collection of Sicilian puppets and the materials used in the other traditions of animation theater that have been declared “masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity” by UNESCO.

A traditional Sicilian puppet opera show will also be performed at 9:15 PM.

Palazzo Riso Museum

Also in Palermo, at the Museum of Modern Art in Riso Palace (closes at midnight, last entry at 11:30 am) is the last day to visit “Seductions”, the exhibition of German photographer Uli Weber curated by Daniela Brignone.

Antonio Salinas Museum

At the Regional Archaeological Museum A. Salinas open until midnight. At an additional cost, you can book a tour of the museum’s collection and the statue of Athens, from the Acropolis Museum in Athens, and enjoy a glass of wine. Direct requests to Coopculture employees.

Palazzo Abatellis Museum

At the Regional Museum of Abatellis Palace opening from 8 pm to midnight: Night at Palazzo Abatellis “Humanity of the Middle Ages in the triumph of death” and “Humanity of the Renaissance in Laurana and Gagini”.

Palazzo Mirto Museum

Mirto Palace it always remains open from 8 pm to midnight with “The art of receiving in the first floor rooms” and “The art of everyday life in the second floor rooms.

In the rest of Sicily there is also a party and you can visit many museums in the evening. To celebrate the evening, many of the Sicilian museums have planned special initiatives. In particular, the following should be noted:

Initiatives in Agrigento

The night of museums in Sicily will also shine in Agrigento. The Griffo Archaeological Museum of Agrigento it is open from 7 pm to 10 pm with the following programme: concert by the US Naval Forces Europe and Africa Band in the garden of the museum at 7 pm; at 8 pm and at 8.45 pm guided tour of the thematic route “The ethics of war in the ancient Greek world, at 8.30 pm and at 9.45 pm in the Sala Zeus Gaetano Aronica reads” Homer, Iliad “by Alessandro Baricco.

Initiatives in Enna

The Archaeological Park of Piazza Armerina and from Villa Romana del Casalea proposes the visit of the Roman Villa, of Palazzo Trigona Museum in Aidone and the Aidone Regional Museum. In addition, a talk will be held at 9 p.m. in the Terme della Villa del Casale to explore the remains of the mosaic floor of the Tepidarium with remnants of the scene of ludi, including the torch race. The conversation is conducted by Prof. Paolo Barresi of Kore University of Enna and by Dr. Rosario Patanè, responsible for the improvement activities of the Archaeological Park.

The European Night of Museums in Syracuse and Ragusa

In the regional gallery of Palazzo Bellomo in Syracuse exhibited “The Figures of the Manger” in collaboration with the Gagini Artistic High School of Syracuse.

The Hypogeum of Piazza Duomo is also open (from 8 pm to 12 pm) and the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum (from 7 pm to 11 pm). The Maniace Castle is also open (from 8 pm to midnight) where in the Sala Ipostila it is possible to admire the exhibition “Passi” by Alfredo Pirri.

A Palazzolo Acreide from 19 to 23 you can visit Palazzo Cappellani.

A Lentin from 4 pm to 10 pm the archaeological area of ​​Monte San Basilio – San Mauro and the archaeological park of Leontinoic which stays open until 10pm.

In the province of Ragusa, the Monastery of the Cross a Scicli

The European Night of the Museums in Trapani

The monumental part of the Selinunte . Archaeological Park it remains open from 7 pm to midnight. The same time for the Museum of the Satyr which is located in the Church of S. Egidio in Mazara del Vallo.

Already Segesta . Archaeological Park extraordinary opening from 8 p.m. to midnight.

In Marsala they remain open from 19.30 to 22.30 Archaeological Park of Lilibeo and the Archaeological Museum of Baglio Anselmi

Councilor Samonà: “An invitation to families to get closer to art”

Alberto Samonà, BBCC Sicily Regional Councilor

The European Night of Museums in Sicily promotes culture – underlined the Regional Councilor for Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity, Alberto Samona – and especially invites families to approach art and cultivate beauty. Occasions such as the European Night and Sundays with free entry are a strong incentive to discover our very rich heritage of works of art. Getting closer to the cultural places, discovering the history of our island and those who lived there, taking the children to the museum, is the best way to get to know Sicily, its identity, its universal dimension. It is the best way to regain awareness of our Sicily, a country that is unique in the world, despite the many, too many injuries received.”

Access to the museums

To access the state’s cultural sites, possession of the green pass is no longer required as early as early May, while the use of surgical masks is highly recommended.

The origin of the event

The event, which has been taking place simultaneously throughout Europe since 2005, will reach its 12th edition this year and will provide the free evening opening of the European museums participating in the initiative. Traditionally, the event takes place on the Saturday closest to May 18 in all signatory countries of the Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe.

Dario Raffaele

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