Tuesday, August 16, on the occasion of the August celebrations in honor of Sant’Agata the “White Night” promoted by the Municipality of Catania.
On the occasion of the traditional procession of the Velo di Sant’Agata, many civic museums and monumental sites in Catania can be visited from hours 19.00 to 24.00 with free entry or reduced rate.
This is the program in its detail.
Civic museums and monumental sites open from 7.00 pm to 24.00 (last admission)
Museums open at night:
Palazzo della Cultura, via Vittorio Emanuele 121 – Reduced admission fee from 7.00 pm
Badia di Sant’Agata, via Vittorio Emanuele 184
Ursino Castle, Piazza Federico di Svevia
Emilio Greco Museum, Piazza San Francesco
Belliniano Museum, Piazza San Francesco
Terme Achilliane, Piazza Duomo (from 20.00)
Diocesan Museum, Piazza Duomo (from 20.00)
Palace of Culture, via Vittorio Emanuele 121
Animated path “The palace tells”
The stones of the former monastery of San Placido “tell” the history of the building and, at the same time, the history of Catania inspired by the presumed house of Sant’Agata of Roman times and the remains of the late medieval balcony of the Platamone palace.
Info and reservations: 095 7428038 and 3319178544, Palazzo della Cultura, entrance from via Vittorio Emanuele n. 121
Open exhibitions during the Night of the Museums
SegnoXSegno, Alfio Milluzzzo Collection;
Fixed installations at the Saracen Tower:
“Regolo” pictorial work
Pictorial work “LAS CUCHARILLAS PARA EL CAFFE ‘FLORIAN”
“Agata è per semper” pictorial work
Candlemas dedicated to the Devotees in honor of Sant’Agata
Badia di S. Agata, via Vittorio Emanuele – From 7.00 pm to midnight
It is possible to visit the terrace and the dome, with admission at a reduced rate of € 2.00.
Last admission 11.45pm. – In collaboration with the Archdiocese of Catania
Castello Ursino, Piazza Federico di Svevia – From 7.00 pm to midnight
The exhibition “Il Museo della follia” can be visited. Ligabue and Ghizzardi “curated by Vittorio Scarbi. Extemporaneous guided tours from 7.00 pm every hour to filling, maximum 35 people, also by reservation to the number 331/7495344, ticket € 2.00 in addition to the entrance ticket, where necessary the Association guides will prepare a second guide.
“Imago Urbis”, drawings, paintings, maps of Catania between the 18th and 19th centuries In the exhibition space on the 2nd floor, there are drawings, paintings, engravings, maps of the major representatives of the 18th and 19th century urban architecture, Ittar Stefano and Sebastiano, GBVaccarini, L. Mayer and their views of the city before and after the terrible earthquake of 1693. Exhibition curated by prof. Dario Stazzone;
“The coins of Greek and Byzantine Catania in the collections of the Civic Museum”, The coins produced by the mint of Catania in the Greek period and in the Byzantine period are exhibited. Exhibition curated by prof. Giuseppe Guzzetta, University of Catania;
Exhibition of paintings from the 19th century in Catania (M. Rapisardi, Gandolfo, Sciuti, Liotta, Attanasio), exhibition curated by the museum’s internal staff
reduced ticket of € 5.00. Last entry at 24.00. For info 095/345830.
Belliniano Museum, Piazza S. Francesco d’Assisi 3 – From 19.00 to 24.00
Reading of some letters by Vincenzo Bellini and guided tours conducted by the Association of Tourist Guides of Catania. Reduced ticket € 1.00.
Emilio Greco Museum, Piazza S. Francesco d’Assisi, 3 – From 19.00 to 24.00
The graphic works of Emilio Greco are on display. Guided tours by the Tourist Guides Association of Catania. Reduced ticket € 1.00.
Achilliane Baths, Piazza Duomo
From 20.00 to 24.00 admission with reduced ticket € 1.00
Tickets can be purchased at the Diocesan Museum or in front of the entrance to the Baths. The public will stop in the external area of the Cathedral, along the balustrade, and access to the churchyard will be reserved for the group that will visit the site.
In collaboration with the Archdiocese and the Cathedral Church of Catania.
Diocesan Museum, Piazza Duomo
From 20.00 to 24.00 admission with reduced ticket € 2.00.
In collaboration with the Archdiocese of Catania