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
Featuring sculptures by Antonio Gagini, this 14th-century church is named after the patron saint of domestic servants. The Dominican...
Chiesa di Santa Maria di Valverde
In 1633 this 14th-century Carmelite church underwent a lavish transformation designed by architect Mariano Smiriglio and driven by...
Teatro dei Pupi di Mimmo Cuticchio
This puppet theatre is a charming low-tech choice for children (and the child within), staging traditional, one-hour shows using...
A slick, pumping combo of concrete walls, filament bulbs and communal tables, FUD gives fast food a Slow Food makeover. Offerings...
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Museo Archeologico Regionale information
Situated in a Renaissance monastery, this splendid, wheelchair-accessible museum 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. Undergoing renovations since 2010, the museum is expected to completely re-open sometime in 2016. In the meantime, visitors have access to its gracious, fountain-studded courtyard, citrus-filled cloister and a selection of ancient sarcophagi, statues and pottery.
Beyond the decorative friezes from Selinunte, other important finds in the museum's collection 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.