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It's rare that somewhere leaves me speechless. The man behind it all is a wonder and speaks in... read more

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This is a small, but an informative museum showing the lives of people in Sicily around the 19th... read more

Reviewed 29 May 2018
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Via Giuseppe Garibaldi 57/A, 94015 Piazza Armerina, Sicily, Italy
+39 333 913 8634
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's rare that somewhere leaves me speechless. The man behind it all is a wonder and speaks in Italian and French with such beauty.

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

This is a small, but an informative museum showing the lives of people in Sicily around the 19th century. Very interesting!

Thank zhorzh
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The most fascinating aspect of this little museum is that one person, Mario Albanese, collected all of the items and assembled them here in a reproduction of a farm manager's house. Albanese speaks excellent French, as well as Italian. His English is basic. Luckily most...More

2  Thank niteed
Reviewed 14 January 2018

Even if you only have minimal Italian or French (which Mario, curator/owner speaks) then this little ethnographic museum is a “must” when you are in Piazza Amerina. You get a guided tour with copious explanation from Mario and will leave with a warm buzz from...More

1  Thank TheHallens
Reviewed 28 October 2017

The personally guided tour (mostly in French, for our benefit) really added to the visit, as Mario was able to answer our questions immediately and pointed out so much that we would not have noticed. One can see round in under an hour, but it...More

Thank LeisureTraveller2016
Reviewed 28 September 2017

If you really want to get to know about real sicilian old customs this is the best place to visit. The small museum house is a life project of just one person, Mario. He has been collecting all what you can see there all his...More

Thank Roxyross
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A museum is only as good as its curators, so it's no surprise that the Casa Museo del Contadino is one of the best I've experienced, anywhere. Mr. Albanese arrested us in the street as we were walking to a nearby Norman church. We'd seen...More

1  Thank benjamachine
Reviewed 17 September 2017

As a son of a Sicilian farmer, I didn't think this museum could offer me more information about a farmer's life. I was wrong. The creator and owner of this museum, Mario, gave us a personal tour of his museum. For Mario, this has been...More

1  Thank JosephN1943
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This little museum contains many household items from the past. The owner of the museum told us about the items and showed a great passion for the collection. The combination of Italian, French and English allowed us to understand. The museum has three main areas....More

Thank B9637XMroberts
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This is a must see in Piazza Armerina. Mario gave us a true history class about how farmers used to live. The museum was created by him after he retired from teaching. It is a recreation of a farmer house with many artifacts and, of...More

Thank MariaChapini
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