Fodor's Expert Review Museo Civico E. Ortolani

Mistretta Historical

This interesting museum housed in a beautifully restored palace of the Mastrogiovanni Tasca family has an array of local artifacts that testify to the long and complex history of Mistretta and Sicily. There is a collection of various archaeological finds from the area on the ground floor, including items from the Roman-Byzantine periods up until the Middle Ages. The local historical library's collection of rare and ancient books is located on the mezzanine level, and includes volumes recovered from the town's Franciscan convents. The building also hosts the local historical archives. In the halls of the main floor, there is a series of local religious paintings recovered from the Capuchin convent, including one attributed to the Flemish master Matthias Stom.

Historical History Museum

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Corso Umberto I 69
Sicily  98073, Italy

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