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Museo Civico Castello Ursino

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Piazza Federico di Svevia 3, 95121 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
+39 095 345830
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Reviewed yesterday

We wanted to visit the old castle but they had an exhibition with some religious paintings and asked for 12 Euro entrance per person. Because we were not interested in the exhibition (did not want to see the thousandth madonna painting) and so I asked...More

Thank Frank L
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The audio tour is for the art collection and quite a bit over my head. I am not well versed in painting techniques but I think it is always useful to take the device. This location is cooler than some in Catania since the Castle...More

Thank Dropback10
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

This is the place for historians, art-lovers, and photographers. We easily spent two hours exploring the castle and soaking in its offerings, which included a variety of paintings, sketches, coins, pottery, sculptures, and ancient spinning wheels and rope braiders. At one point, a friendly docent...More

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

on a hot afternoon a very welcome visit to an interestig glimpse of Catanias history ,with wonderful art work ,

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Reviewed 22 June 2018

Allow a couple of hours to scratch the surface of this extensive display of architecture, art and history. A great audio tour leads you through numerous rooms and reveals extensive detail.

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Excellnt temporary exhibition ‘From Giotto to De Chirico made this visit extremely worthwhile. Amazing exhibition space, lots of interesting local paintings and sculpture, some very ancient. Good close view of the city from the tower terrace. And a coffee machine to make your expresso while...More

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Reviewed 18 May 2018

A lot of paintings (many from 15th, 16th century if I remember correctly) many on religious themes. There is an audio guide which explains about the most significant pieces. Also a coin collection. Inside nothing of the old castle is on view.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 7 March 2018

Great collection of art with a focus on regional artists. Audio guide commenting several art pieces is included in the entrance. To many visitors, it seems absurd that such an impressive castle isn't the attraction in itself but merely a setting for a civic museum....More

1  Thank WAW-YMX-YUL
Reviewed 26 February 2018

The castle is quite uninviting from the outside but it is worth trying as it houses an interesting collection of mainly local art from the antiquity to modernity. We were especially lucky to see a temporary exhibition which included the works of Giotto and a...More

Thank ford-ka-9-5
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Inside this medieval museum there is a huge art gallery with exhibits from all the eras, with lots of Italian painters. It is a good place to visit during your stay in Catania.

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