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The Regional Archeological Museum Antonio Salinas is a museum in Palermo, Italy. It possesses one of the richest collections of Punic and Ancient Greek art in Italy, as well as many items related to the history of Sicily. Formerly the property of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri, the museum is dedicated to Antonio Salinas, a famous archaeologist and numismatist from Palermo. It is part of the Olivella monumental complex, which includes the Church of St. Ignatius and the adjoining Oratory.Use our Palermo travel itinerary planner to visit Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas" on your trip to Palermo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
The construction of the Olivella complex was begun in the late sixteenth century by the architect Antonio Muttone for the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri and completed in the seventeenth century. Following the law on the suppression of religious orders of 1866 the building was confiscated and became home to the museum.
During the Second World War the director of the museum, Jole Bovio Marconi, moved all the material held in the museum to the monastery of San Martino delle Scale. This saved the collection from destruction by the bombing during the Allied invasion of Sicily. In 1949 Bovio Marconi was made responsible for the redevelopment of the museum, as the building was heavily damaged the building was renovated by architect William De Angelis D'Ossat. From 18 July 2011 the museum has been closed for renovation. As of September 2015, only a small part of the museum is accessible free of charge. It is uncertain when the full exhibition will be reopened.
Museo Archeologico Regionale "Antonino Salinas" reviews
Felt like home. Don't misunderstand it; the early antiquity years of Sicily, weren't Roman but Greek (and a bit of Phoenician). This place pulses of splendour. It's one of the finest Greek Antiquity..... more »
Norman, Greek, Roman, some Moorish so every influence is represented here. Browse and take photos.....enjoy the relaxed yet professional atmosphere. more »
Only the first floor is currently open (at a discounted rate) but really nice artifacts nicely displayed. Unlike other local museums, this one has comprehensible English placards for foreign guests. Audio tours available too. If you like history /archeology, you'll enjoy a visit here.
Don’t buy tickets online. Was here 21 Aug 2019 and due to one floor being under construction tickets were only 3€ each. Overall informative and had placards in both Italian and English. Cafe has WiFi and a bathroom. Good stop in the heat of the day.
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