Museo dell'Acciuga

Museo dell'Acciuga, Aspra: Hours, Address, Museo dell'Acciuga Reviews: 5/5

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Museo dell'Acciuga

Museo dell'Acciuga
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A Museum that narrates the history of Anchovy, from the legend to present days, through ancient documents, tools used for fishing and salting.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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Alexander Woywodt
Lancaster, UK254 contributions
Amazing!
Sep 2020 • Couples
We visited in September 2020. I found this place on the internet when looking for quirky museums around Palermo. I emailed the owner who agreed to meet us. We took a train from Palermo to Bagheria then walked - perhaps 25 min but easy to find. It was a great experience - we loved it! I love anchovis for cooking so found this really interesting. We learned a lot about the history - Loved the old photos. Very happy to recommend - a must for any foodie visiting Palermo!
Written 30 September 2020
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Katy
Camelford, UK24 contributions
Amazing find!
Oct 2019 • Couples
Had such a great time at the Anchovy Museum - felt very welcome and given a brilliant tour. It is well worth the stop-off here, one of the best things we did in Sicily. Thank you, 10/10!
Written 30 October 2019
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VeraVita123
Voronezh, Russia2 contributions
Just a Fantastic Place!
Jul 2019
I came to this wonderful Place and met amazing owners - Michelangelo Balistreri and his beautiful wife. When Michelangelo started singing i cried as i this song was dedicated to his mother. I learnt the information about Sicilian sea culture and was so excited! Thanks to You, Dear Michelangelo Balistreri, all Your team and firends!
Written 18 October 2019
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Dunja R
San Cristobal de las Casas, Mexico20 contributions
Dunja
Sep 2019 • Friends
What to say when you see fell and enjoy. Amazing , the only word to say. When you visit Sicily you have to see this beautiful museum whit it’s amazing narator Mr. Michelangelo Balistreri. Everything is already said about this museum , so , when you Are in Sicily “a must do “ is the only word to say.
Written 27 September 2019
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CML
5 contributions
Museo dell Accuiga Di Aspra
Sep 2019 • Family
This is a fascinating collection of objects associated with anchovy fishing in this area of Sicily. We were treated to a guided tour by the charismatic and welcoming owner, Michaelangelo Balastri, with the aid of a translating app on his phone. He sang to us, played his guitar, encouraged us to handle the objects and helped us to create tableaus for photos. Other parts of the museum had objects made by local artists from the wood of broken fishing boats and a whole room dedicated to the films of Giuseppe Tornatore, especially Cinema Paradiso. We were enchanted by our visit and left feeling that we had experienced something very unique in the world of museums. From the Lewis family.
Written 16 September 2019
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rosannabalistreri
San Diego, CA3 contributions
A trip back to history!
Aug 2019 • Couples
If you happen to be near Aspra, you cannot miss to visit the Museo delle acciughe (museum of anchovies). The props that recreate a snapshot of life in Sicily as a fisherman, the stories explained by the savvy and witty Michelangelo Balistreri together with his way of singing you through every corner of the museum with local poetry in Sicilian dialect make it all a unique and extraordinary experience. I don’t want to give you any spoilers, but if you are familiar with some of the best Sicilia cinematography, I promise you will live an emotional moment in one particular room - I know I did! Michelangelo will win you over with his incredible knowledge of facts and history paired with an outstanding sense of humor.
Written 15 August 2019
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Cora P
1 contribution
A must do
Aug 2019 • Couples
randomly found this on trip advisor as a stop for our cefalu to palmero drive. the owner opened up specially for us cuz we were early, gave us a tour, sang a few songs, great memories
Written 14 August 2019
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Mad E
San Diego, CA8 contributions
Worth visiting
Aug 2019 • Couples
Stopped by to buy some local delicacies at the fish shop in Aspra and right below it we stumbled into the Anchovy Museum. Michelangelo Balistreri gave us an amazing tour of the museum which included lots of fun stories about the fishing industry. Definitively worth visiting, you will not regret it!
Written 14 August 2019
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Mikepsf
San Francisco, CA1 contribution
Searching family history with anchovies.
Jun 2019 • Couples
Extremely well done! Well worth a visit to research the history of fishing for anchovies and canning. Each room and area was filled with family photos, cannery nostalgia and history, art and relics to treasure memories.
Written 5 June 2019
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Emily D
Palermo1 contribution
An amazing museum and much more!
Jan 2019 • Family
Wow, What a day! I recently visited this museum with my kids in Aspra, and we had such an unexpected great time! The museum displays the traditions and cultural background of this small fishing town and Michelangelo, the owner, is such a fantastic down to earth person! He entertained us throughout the whole visit, guiding us through the rooms, telling us about the old traditions of the fishermen in Aspra and the art of making salted anchovies. He sang to us traditional Sicilian songs and poems in dialect, songs of his childhood memories and about the art of fishing in the old days. We were told about how fishing has changed over the years due to technology, and how it affected their simple beautiful lives and the new generations. The museum is full of all kinds of historical objects used in the past , but not only...you can see all kinds of fish from this part of the sea, paintings of Sicilian artists, photos and there is also a part dedicated to the memory of Falcone and Borsellino.
We spent a wonderful morning there ,the kids were amazed and so were we. They were entertained the whole time and we all learnt so much. There is also an area , a lab, where the kids can play, draw and do extra activities after the visit. It’s definitely worth the visits! If your visiting Palermo, this museum in Aspra is definitely the way to go. You won’t be disappointed!
Written 24 January 2019
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Museo dell'Acciuga is open:
  • Tue - Fri 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sat - Sat 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM