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

Two years later, the appointment for the European Night of Museums returns. Sicily also joins. What to visit by province

Back to Italy (and Sicily) Saturday 14 MayNight of European Museums“. The event, which takes place simultaneously throughout Europe, provides for the extraordinary opening of museums in the evening / night and admission to symbolic value of one euro.

Sicilian region, on recommendationCultural Heritage Advisor and Sicilian identity, Alberto Samonajoined Night of European Museums. And there are already many museums that confirm the extraordinary discovery.

European Night of Museums in Catania

The European Night of Museums in Sicily will have different directions. The University of Catania was one of the first to join the European Night of Museums initiative and planned an evening opening for the occasion Museum of Sicilian Knowledge and Mirabilia.

The Museum of Sicilian Knowledge and Mirabilia, located on the first floor of the central building of the University of Catania, will be open on Saturday, May 14th. open free of charge from 17:00 to 23:00allowing visitors to taste everything exhibited in the various existing university museum structures (Benedictine Monastery, Botanical Garden, Museum of Zoology and House of Butterflies, Zingali Villa Rooftop, Biological Tower, City of Science): collections, collections, historical and artistic heritage, but also research traditions and portraits and testimonies of the great personalities of the university.

In the province of Catania are also open from 20 to 22 hours. Adrano Museum and Dionysian Walls.

ile Museum of Ceramics Caltagirone it will be open from 18.30 to 21.00.

Museums open in Messina

There will be three museums in Messina that will open their doors exclusively at night:

Therefore, do not miss the opportunity to admire the precious paintings by Caravaggio del MuMe (The Resurrection of Lazarus and the Adoration of the Shepherds). As well as the Maritime Museum in the bastion of Milazzo and the precious archaeological finds of Lipari.

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

Also in the province of Messina is the Archaeological Park. Tindari where you can visit:Antiquarium Milazzo, Mr. Tusa archaeological area. Khales Arkonidea limited to A.antiques, all lapidarium and to the church of Santa Maria delle Palate.

BUT Patty during the same hours the archaeological zone is open e l’Antiquarium Tindari and the Roman villa. Capo d’Orlando has free admission from 8pm to 12am for the archaeological area Bagnoli.

In TaorminaThe Antique Theater will be open from 20:00 to 23:00 Giardini Naxos opening, again from 20:00 to 23:00, of the Archaeological Museum.

European Night of Museums in Palermo

The Night of Museums in Sicily is also actively involved in Palermo. On May 14, Palermo also opens for cultural events by moonlight. Especially Terradamare offers evening openings of the Stanze al Genio Majolica House Museum and Tower of San Nicolò.

Majolica Museum

In the first case, visitors will be able to appreciate the huge hidden heritage of ancient majolica, to which other collections have been added over the years.
More than 10,000 pieces of majolica of Neapolitan and Sicilian origin (late 16th century – early 20th century) are distributed on the noble floor of the Palazzo Torre Piraino, where you can also admire small collections of old toys, tin boxes, stationery. , inkwells, mid-20th century promotional labels and a new section of modern ceramics.

Tower of San Nicolò

In the second case, you can visit the fourteenth century civil tower, which is part of the city’s defensive system. Built by the University of Palermo to protect the walls of the “Cassaro”, it was not part of the church buildings, but was liberated and isolated. The “Tower of Perfection”, perhaps the highest in Palermo, having lost its meaning of defense, they wanted to soften it and deprive it of a severe look, applying them to the second level of multi-leaf windows, enriched with inlay framing.

Also in this case, you must book by the numbers: 3207672134 and 3478948459.

Puppet Museum

Also in Palermo you can visit International Puppet Museum Antonio Pasqualino. Starting at 19:00 (last entry at 23:30, ticket price €3), visitors will be able to access the exhibition halls and independently discover or rediscover the Museum’s collection of more than 5,000 works from Italy and other countries.

Among them is the largest collection of Sicilian puppets and materials used in other animation theater traditions, which have been declared by UNESCO as “Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity”.

At 21:15 there will also be a traditional Sicilian puppet opera performance.

Palazzo Riso Museum

Also in Palermo, at the Museum of Modern Art in Riso Palace (closing at 24:00, last admission at 11:30) – the last day of visiting “Seductions”, an exhibition of the German photographer Uli Weber, curated by Daniela Brignone.

Antonio Salinas Museum

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

Museum of Palazzo Abatellis

In the local history museum Abatellis Palace opening from 20 to 24: Night at Palazzo Abatellis “Medieval Mankind in the Triumph of Death” and “Renaissance Mankind in Laurana and Gagini”.

Museum of Palazzo Mirto

Mirto Palace it will always be open from 8pm to midnight with “The Art of Reception in the First Floor Rooms” and “The Art of Living Everyday Life in the Second Floor Rooms”.

Even the rest of Sicily will have a party and you can visit many museums at night. To celebrate this evening, many Sicilian museums have planned special events. In particular, the following should be noted:

Initiatives in Agrigento

The Night of Museums in Sicily will also take place in Agrigento. Archaeological Museum of Griffo in Agrigentumo It will be open from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm with the following program: 7:00 pm concert by the US Navy Europe and Africa Band in the museum garden; at 20:00 and 20:45 a guided tour of the thematic route “The Ethics of War in the Ancient Greek World”, at 20:30 and 21:45 Gaetano Aronica reads “Homer, the Iliad” by Alessandro Baricco in the Hall of Zeus.

Initiatives in Enna

Archaeological Park. Piazza Armerina and from Villa Romana del Casale invites you to visit a Roman villa, Palazzo Trigona Museum in Aidone and the Regional Museum of Aidone. In addition, at 21:00 at the Terme della Villa del Casale there will be a talk on the remains of the mosaic floor tepidarium with remnants of a ludi scene, including a torch race. The interview will be led by Professor Paolo Barresi from the University of Kore in Enna and Dr. Rosario Patane, who is responsible for the improvement of the Archaeological Park.

European Night of Museums in Syracuse and Ragusa

In the Regional Gallery of the Palazzo Bellomo in syracuse in the “Crib Figures” exhibition in collaboration with the Gagini Art High School in Syracuse.

The Hypogeum Piazza Duomo (from 20:00 to 12:00) and the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum (from 19:00 to 23:00) are also open. The Castle of Maniace is also open (from 20:00 to midnight), where you can admire the Passi exhibition by Alfredo Pirri in the Hall of Hypostila.

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

BUT Lentini from 16:00 to 22:00 Monte San Basilio archaeological area – San Mauro and Archaeological Park Leontina which will be open until 22.00.

In the province of Ragusa the Monastery of the Cross Scicli.

European Night of Museums in Trapani

Monumental square. Archaeological Park of Selinunte it remains open from 19:00 to midnight, at the same time is the Museum of the Satyr, which is located in the church of San Egidio in Mazara del Vallo.

Al Segest Archaeological Park extraordinary opening from 20.00 to 24.00.

In Marsala they are open from 19:30 to 22:30. Lilibeo Archaeological Park and Archaeological Museum of Baglio Anselmi.

Samon’s adviser: “An invitation to families to get closer to art”

Alberto Samona, BBCC Sicily Regional Advisor

European Night of Museums in Sicily promotes culture – highlights the Regional Adviser for Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity, Alberto Samona – and invites especially families to take up art and cultivate beauty. Events such as European Night and Sundays with free entry are a strong incentive to explore our very rich art heritage. Getting closer to cultural sites, 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. This is the best way to return to the awareness of our Sicily, a land unique in the world, despite the many, too many traumas suffered.

How to get to museums

Access to state cultural sites as early as early May no longer requires a green pass, while the use of surgical masks is strongly recommended.

Event origin

The event, which has been running simultaneously across Europe since 2005, reaches its 12th edition this year and features a free evening opening of participating European museums. Traditionally, the event takes place on the Saturday closest to May 18 in all countries that have signed the Cultural Convention of the Council of Europe.

Dario Raffaele

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