Everything you shouldn’t miss in Marsala
ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM BAGLIO ANSELMI
( Lungomare Boeo ):
housed in the old wine factory of Carlalberto Anselmi, designed by Basile, the museum houses the wreckage of a Punic ship recovered between 1971 and 1974 off the Long Island.
It is probably a liburna, the only ever found, fast 35 m long warship, which is supposed to have been sunk at the end of the First Punic War, in the battle of the Egadi of 241 a. C.</ P>
Thanks to this discovery it was possible to learn about the technique that the Phoenicians used for the construction of their boats.
Incredible is the alloy used to make the nails that held the boards together: after more than 2000 years at sea they show no trace of oxidation.
The museum also collects significant finds that tell the story of Marsala and the surrounding areas from prehistory to the Middle Ages. Particularly interesting are the windows dedicated to Mozia and some finely crafted Hellenistic jewels.
(inside Complesso S. Pietro ):
consists of 3 sections – archaeological – renaissance and garibaldina – popular traditions. In the latter are the clothes of the traditional procession of Holy Thursday during which, every year, the most salient moments of the passion of Christ are traced.
09.00 13.00 / 16.00 20.00 every day except Monday
Admission: 2 euros / reduction for students 1 euro – Tel: 0923 718741
MUSEUM OF TAPESTRIES
particularly noteworthy for its vivid colors and rich composition, the collection consists of eight large Flemish tapestries from the 1500s depicting moments of Tito’s war against the Jews. It was donated to the Mother Church by Msgr. Antonio Lombardo who, in turn, received it as a gift from the Spanish court.
09.00 – 13.00 / 16.00 – 18.00 from Tuesday to Saturday
09.00 – 13.00 on Sundays
Admission: 1.50 euros – Tel: 0923 712903
MUSEUM OF THE PEASANT TRADITION:
narrate the rituals, traditions and professions of an ancient civilization.
• Mirabile Museum
• Cantine Montalto www.enomuseum.com/museo.html
• Baglio Biesina: at Km 11 on via Salemi. For information 0923 953433