Museo Archeologico Regionale
Oratorio di Santa Cita
This 17th-century chapel showcases the breathtaking stuccowork of Giacomo Serpotta, who famously introduced rococo to Sicilian churches....
Chiesa di Santa Cita
This 14th-century church is named after the patron saint of domestic servants. The Dominican priests who acquired the church in the 16th...
Chiesa di Santa Maria di Valverde
In 1633 this 14th-century Carmelite church underwent a lavish transformation courtesy of wealthy Genovese Camillo Pallavicino, whose...
This puppet theatre is a charming low-tech choice for children (and adults), staging traditional shows with fabulous handcrafted puppets.
At this unpretentious, cafeteria-style eatery, pay first, take a number at the window for your pasta (€2.50 to €4) or main course (€3.50...
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Museo Archeologico Regionale information
This splendid, wheelchair-accessible museum has been undergoing renovations since 2010, with no dependable reopening date in sight. Situated in a Renaissance monastery surrounding a gracious courtyard, it houses some of Sicily's most valuable Greek and Roman artefacts, including the museum's crown jewel, a series of original decorative friezes from the temples at Selinunte.
Other important finds on display here include a Phoenician sarcophagus from the 5th century BC, Greek carvings from Himera, the Hellenistic Ariete di Bronzo di Siracusa (Bronze Ram of Syracuse), Etruscan mirrors and the largest collection of ancient anchors in the world.