Museo Regionale della Ceramica

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Richard R
Clisson, France61 contributions
A very impressive collection of ceramics but very unimpressively displayed. What a shame! The order makes little sense and there is a minimal or complete lack of labels. Explanatory panels to give indications as to evolution with age and region of production are non-existent apart from a few general ones only in Italian. Worth visiting if you have an interest in ceramics for the designs and varieties of works presented, but don’t expect to learn much about this important Sicilian activity.
Written 25 June 2022
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Stefan V
Boston, MA31 contributions
A small but a very informative museum with centuries old ceramics. Not very well known by locals. Next to a park we failed to visit, but seemed a good place for relaxation and cooling down.
Written 26 May 2022
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Lauren S
Sicily, Italy36 contributions
Few locals seem to know how to give good directions to this museum, so make sure to enter next to the large gate entrance to the park below Roma. Once here, you'll find a musty simple building with rooms of ceramics dating back hundreds and hundreds of years. It's a remarkable collection. The staff upon entry are mildly helpful. Kind, but not as enthusiastic about providing guidance or much information. Expect a self-guided tour.
Written 9 November 2019
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Robert S
11 contributions
The Museo della Ceramica is a dusty and dimly lit museum has an amazing collection of ceramics from the beginning of Caltagirone's ceramic history through the 18th century. (The museum is set to move from the current 18th century building, Teatrino del Bonaiuto, to new quarters.) The collection begins from excavated ware as early as 2000 B.C. The ceramic collection mirrors Sicily's varied history and ceramic influences from abroad--Phoenician, Greek, Arab, Moorish, Roman, Norman, ... Baroque. One Greek crater from the 5th century B.C., will please ceramicists as it depicts a potter and his apprentice. The collection includes amphorae, kraters, kylixes from the Greek period. The museum's tile collection is far more charming than Caltagirone's seventeenth-century ceramic staircase of the Scala di Santa Maria del Monte. The collection is useful to see styles and techniques that current artisans are copying from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Park along the via Roma as you enter the town coming from Catania to visit the museum and town.
Written 21 October 2019
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veronica l
Northumberland, UK78 contributions
Solo
Visited here early one morning....various guides came immediately to offer me a tour but they did not speak english ....no written leaflet available...one lady explained basically that there were 7 rooms with examples starting with prehistory through to today...very interesting but needed some basic knowledge to make sense of it...various parts of the building in desperate need of repair.....
Written 24 December 2018
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nelliebly722018
Sicily, Italy34 contributions
Friends
Next to a beautiful garden with a great view from the entrance. Worth stopping by if you’re in the area but perhaps not, as in our case, a destination visit. We found it rather disappointing, sad almost - more storage behind glass than a museum. There are many nice items each with a small card with item type & date, but little to no supporting educational material nearby or in print. The ‘museum’ building itself isn’t in the best shape - may have been wonderful at some point, now an institutional building with burnt out fluorescent lights in sections (ie. too dark to see anything) and water damaged walls.
Written 20 September 2018
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Dropback10
Rock Hill, SC365 contributions
Couples
In the lower Caltagirone is a fairly small museum of Ceramics that is well organized and easily doable in an hour or so. It sits in the city gardens which are a green respite for the dun colored city. The descriptions are only in Italian but date and origin are understandable.
Written 5 September 2018
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niteed
Havre, MT781 contributions
Solo
I would not consider this museum an essential destination unless you have a strong interest in ceramics and a lot of knowledge about them. English speakers get a little booklet that provides some basic explanation of the most important objects. The collection is extensive and contains what are obviously important pieces. However, I did not come away feeling I had learned much. The interior of the museum is drab.
Written 29 April 2018
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Looking_for_charme
Bergen, Norway1,192 contributions
Couples
The museum is a bit trifled, but very interesting as well. (The City of Caltagirone is a also bit trifled, but interesting!).
Written 3 May 2017
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helenahankaart
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK187 contributions
Friends
This museum partly contextualises the work you see in the tourist shops in the city. I enjoyed this museum but I do think it needs more explanation and the entrance and toilets need a good refurbishment. The price of entry is not high and a committed and enthusiastic curator could make a really significant success of this archive of work.
Written 2 January 2017
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