Abatellis Palace: tickets, opening times and works on display

ABATELLIS PALACE: TICKETS, OPENING TIMES AND WORKS ON DISPLAY

The Abatellis Palace is home to the Regional Gallery of Sicily (the art gallery of the Sicily region), that is the largest collection of Sicilian artworks from Romanesque to Baroque.

The museum is located in Palermo (in the Kalsa quarter) inside an ancient noble palace, the 14th-century residence of Francesco Abatellis and later, from 1526, home to a convent of cloistered nuns.
It was only after XXII that the Abatellis Palace was transformed into a museum, where great masterpieces have found their suitable place, also thanks to the restoration carried out by architect Carlo Scarpa.

READ ALSO: What to see in Palermo.

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Visiting an automobile museum: europe’s 5 most beautiful automobile museums

Casa Ferrari | musei Modena

Casa Ferrari Modena

VISITING AN AUTOMOBILE MUSEUM: EUROPE’S 5 MOST BEAUTIFUL AUTOMOBILE MUSEUMS

Visiting an automobile museum is something that everybody agrees on.
Adults and children, men and women, young people and older people, everybody can find fascinating entering a museum which illustrates the history of the mean of transport which has changed people’s lifestyle in the last 150 years.

Among the automobile museums you must visit, most are in Italy, but I chose only 5 museums.
Which one do you like better?

 

READ ALSO: Europe to visit, 5 museums in the smallest countries in Europe.

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The Doge’s Palace in Venice: works, entrance tickets and opening times

THE DOGE’S PALACE IN VENICE: WORKS, ENTRANCE TICKETS AND OPENING TIMES

The Doge’s Palace in Venice is a must see for every tourist who visits the lagoon city.

The building lies next to the Basilica of St. Mark, and sums up all the history of Venice, its conquests, battles and domination over the Mediterranean Sea.

The Doge’s Palace in Venice was the residence of the Doge, and was used for the administration of justice and for political and legislative activity.
Each statue, each painting and each capital is located in this building with the specific purpose of showing the power and the wealth of Venice to the world (as I’ve already explained in the post I dedicated to the history of the Doge’s Palace).

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Virtual museum: the first virtual museum in Italy dedicated to painting

museo Garofalo | musei virtuali

 VIRTUAL MUSEUM: THE MUVIG IS THE FIRST VIRTUAL MUSEUM IN ITALY DEDICATED TO PAINTING

Before entering the Muvig I had never visited a virtual museum.
I’ll be frank: the idea of entering a virtual museum had never appealed to me, because I always thought that a museum should house real works and not reproductions.

I changed my mind after visiting the Muvig, the Museo Virtuale del Garofalo (the Virtual Museum of Garofalo) located few kilometers from Rovigo, and which is dedicated to the Renaissance painter Benvenuto Tisi, known as “Garofalo”.
READ ALSO: Palazzo Roverella, Rovigo and its marvels.

That’s why I liked this virtual museum and why I recommend it to you.

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