Art and Culture: Museums - West of Sicily


From popular culture to great works.

Some museums are themselves majestic architectural testimonies, such as the windmills of the salt pans and the beams.

The territory is scattered with museums that provide information about history, archaeology, ancient handicraft traditions, and preserve the memory of ancient Sicilian trades and peasant culture.

Museum of Mediterranean Patterns

The Museum of Mediterranean Patterns is a heterogeneous and multicultural place, a blend of cultures and ideas rich in treasures, artifacts, and extraordinary works. Born and sponsored by the Orestiad...

Museums Complex of Salemi

The fascinating village of Salemi is full of museums, many of which are gathered within the Museums Complex, carefully preserving its precious historical and artistic heritage. The Museums Complex ...

The "Agostino Pepoli" Regional Museum

This museum, a must-visit if you find yourself in Trapani, is located in a historically significant palace and houses works of art of immeasurable beauty. During your visit to Western Sicily, you d...

Contemporary Art Museum (MAC)

The Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC) in Gibellina is a civic museum that includes over 400 works of contemporary art. These represent only a small part of the over two thousand works that make up the ...

The Museums of the Zingaro Nature Reserve

Castellammare del Golfo
During the mid-slope path of the Zingaro Nature Reserve, you will come across five small but precious museums: the Museum of Maritime Activities, the Museum of Peasant Civilization, the Museum of Weav...

Sea Museum “Uzzareddu”

Castellammare del Golfo
In a fisherman's house near the sea hides a small but precious museum of the sea, nicknamed Uzzareddu, which means a small fishing boat, the name of a small vessel used in the past during tuna fishing...

Museum Center "Memory of the Mediterranean"

Castellammare del Golfo
The museum complex of "Memory of the Mediterranean" is housed in the Norman Arab Castle, a true symbol of the city of Castellammare. A visit to the museum allows one to immerse in a colorful narrative...

Salt Culture Museum

The Museum of Salt Culture is for importance included in the official guide of the European Union dedicated to the museums of the Mediterranean. The museum, located in the mill, was commissioned by th...

Castello Grifeo

The Castello del Grifeo was the fulcrum of Partanna’s defensive system and takes its name from the 12th-century fief in which it stood. The imposing building is one of the best-preserved fortresses in...

Living Museum Mangiapane Cave

The Mangiapane Cave is the most famous of the Grotte Scurati (Scurati caves), inhabited by man since the Upper Palaeolithic, as suggested by the traces of human presence (flint tools, graffiti) that w...

Marble Exhibition Centre

The centre is the right place to discover the geological stratifications and lithic complexes of the territory, through surveys, photographs and samples of the extracted marbles. It also includes a sp...

Museum of Optical Illusions

The M.O.O.I., the Museum of Optical Illusions in Trapani, is a surprising place that offers an immersive and entertaining experience that you shouldn't miss. Located in the heart of the city, the muse...
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