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

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

Back to Italy (and Sicily) Saturday May 14th that “European Museum Night“. The event, which takes place at the same time throughout Europe, ensures the unusual opening of the museums in the evening/night and admission to the symbolic cost of one euro.

The Sicilian region, recommended byCouncilor for Cultural Heritage and the Sicilian identity, Alberto Samonajoined that European Museum Night. And there are already many museums that confirm 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 among the first institutions to join the initiative of the European Night of Museums and has planned an opening evening for the occasion Museum of Sicilian Knowledge and Mirabilia.

The Museum of Sicilian Knowledge and Mirabilia, located on the ground floor of the main building of the University of Catania, will be on Saturday May 14th Open from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for freewhich allows visitors to admire a “taste” of everything exhibited in the various existing university museums (Benedictine Monastery, Botanical Garden, Museum of Zoology and Butterfly House, Roof of Villa Zingali, Biological Tower, City of Science): collections, Collections, historical and artistic heritage, but also research traditions and portraits and testimonies of great figures of the university.

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

II Ceramic Museum of Caltagirone It is open from 6.30pm to 9pm.

Museums open in Messina

In Messina there will be three museums that exceptionally open their doors at night:

So don’t miss the opportunity to admire the treasures Painting 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 valuable archaeological finds of Lipari.

To book visits (and get 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: theantiquarian bookshop by Milazzo, a Tusa the archaeological area of Halaesa Arconidea limited to aniquarium, Al lapidarium and to the Church of Santa Maria delle Palate.

A patty at the same times the archaeological area is open e l’Antiquarium of Tindari and the Roman Villa. In Capo d’Orlando free entry from 20.00 to 00.00 for the archaeological area of Bagnoli.

In TaorminaThe ancient theater is open daily from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m Giardini Naxos Opening, again from 8pm to 11pm, for the Archaeological Museum.

European Night of Museums in Palermo

The Night of the Museums in Sicily also sees the lively participation of Palermo. On May 14th, Palermo also opens up to culture in the moonlight. Special Terradamare, offers the evening openings of the House Museum of Majolica ‘Stanze al Genio’ and the Tower of San Nicolò.

Majolica Museum

In the first case, visitors can admire an immense hidden heritage of ancient majolica, to which other collections have been added over the years.
The more than 10,000 majolica pieces of Neapolitan and Sicilian origin (late 16th century – early 20th century) on display are distributed throughout the noble floor of Palazzo Torre Piraino, where you can also admire smaller collections of ancient toys, tin cans, stationery, inkwells, advertising labels made of mid-20th century and a new contemporary ceramics section.

Tower of San Nicolò

In the second case, you can visit the 14th-century Civic Tower, which is part of the city’s defense system. Built by the University of Palermo to defend the walls of the “Cassaro”, it was not part of the church structures but was left bare and isolated. The “Tower of Excellence”, perhaps the tallest in Palermo, had lost its defensive importance and wanted to soften it and lose its austere aspect, placing it on the second level with mullioned windows enriched with an inlaid frame .

Also in this case a reservation is required at the numbers 3207672134 and 3478948459.

Doll Museum

Also in Palermo it will be possible to visit them International Marionette Museum Antonio Pasqualino. From 7 p.m. (last entry at 11.30 p.m., entrance fee 3 euros), visitors can enter the exhibition rooms and independently discover or rediscover the museum’s collection of over 5,000 works from Italy and abroad.

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

A traditional Sicilian puppet opera will also be performed at 9.15pm.

Palazzo Riso Museum

Also in Palermo, at the Museum of Modern Art in Riso Palace (closing 12pm, last admission 11.30am) is the last day to visit Seductions, the exhibition by German photographer Uli Weber curated by Daniela Brignone.

Antonio Salinas Museum

In the Regional Archaeological Museum A. Salt pans open until midnight. At an additional cost, you can book a guided tour of the museum’s collection and the statue of Athena at the Acropolis Museum in Athens, and enjoy a glass of wine. Direct inquiries to Coopculture employees.

Palazzo Abatellis Museum

In the Regional Museum of Abatellis Palace Opening from 20 to 24: Night at Palazzo Abatellis “Medieval Humanity in the Triumph of Death” and “Renaissance Humanity in Laurana and Gagini”.

Palazzo Mirto Museum

Mirto Palace it always remains open from 8 p.m. to midnight with “reception art in the halls on the ground floor” and “everyday art in the rooms on the second floor”.

The rest of Sicily is also partying and you can visit many museums at night. To celebrate the evening, many of the Sicilian museums have planned special initiatives. In particular, the following must be observed:

Initiatives in Agrigento

The night of the museums in Sicily will also shine in Agrigento. That Archaeological Museum Griffo of Agrigentoo It is open from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the following program: at 7:00 p.m. concert by the US Naval Forces Europe and Africa Band in the museum garden; at 8:00 p.m. and at 8:45 p.m. guided tour of the thematic circuit “The ethics of war in the ancient Greek world”, at 8:30 p.m. and at 9:45 p.m. Gaetano Aronica reads “Homer, Iliad” by Alessandro Baricco in the Sala Zeus.

Initiatives in Enna

The Archaeological Park of Piazza Armenina and from Villa Romana del Casale proposes the visit of the Roman Villa, from Palazzo Trigona Museum in Aidone and the Regional Museum of Aidone. In addition, at 9:00 p.m., there will be a talk at the Terme della Villa del Casale to illustrate the remains of the mosaic floor of the Tepidarium with remains of the scene from ludi, including the torch relay. The conversation will be moderated by Prof. Paolo Barresi from the Kore University of Enna and by Dr. Rosario Patanè, responsible for the expansion activities of the Archaeological Park.

The European Night of Museums in Syracuse and Ragusa

In the Regional Gallery of Palazzo Bellomo in Syracuse Exhibition “The figures of the nativity scene” in collaboration with the Gagini Art School of Syracuse.

The Hypogeum of Piazza Duomo is also open (from 8:00 p.m. to midnight) and the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum (from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.). Maniace Castle is also open (from 8pm to midnight) where in the Ipostila Hall you can admire the exhibition “Passi” by Alfredo Pirri.

A Palazzolo Acreide from 7pm to 11pm you can visit the Palazzo Cappellani.

A lenses from 4pm to 10pm the archaeological area of ​​Monte San Basilio – San Mauro and the Archaeological Park of Leontinoi which stays open until 10 p.m.

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

The European Night of Museums in Trapani

The monumental area of Archaeological Park Selinunte it remains open from 19:00 to 24:00, as does the Museum of the Satyr, located in the Church of S. Egidio in Mazara del Vallo.

Al Archaeological Park of Segesta Extraordinary opening from 20.00 to 24.00.

In Marsala they stay open from 7.30pm to 10.30pm Archaeological Park Lilibeo and the Archaeological Museum of Baglio Anselmi.

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

Alberto Samonà, Regional Councilor BBCC Sicily

The European Night of Museums in Sicily promotes culture – underlines the Regional Council for Cultural Heritage and Sicilian Identity, Alberto Samona – and above all invites families to approach art and cultivate beauty. Events such as the European Night and Free Sundays are a powerful incentive to explore our very rich heritage of artworks. Getting closer to the cultural sites, discovering the history of our island and its inhabitants, going to the museum with the children 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 unique country in the world, despite the many, too many injuries suffered.

How to get to the museums

From the beginning of May, possession of the Green Passport is no longer required for access to state cultural sites, and the use of surgical masks is strongly recommended.

The origin of the event

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

Dario Raffaele

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