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MuseiCatania: Museo Civico del Castello Ursino
Piazza Federico di Svevia - 95121 Catania - Tel. 095/345830
Opening hours: Time 8.30 a.m. - 1.30 p.m all days; closed Christmas day,
New year day, Easter, 1st May, 15th August
Entrance: Free
Services: guided tours, research assistance, library, facilities for disabled people.
Transport from Catania: City buses Nbrs 31D, 31S, 25, 28, 30, 32, 38, 39, 42, 45

Museo Civico del Castello Ursino Inaugurated in 1934 inside this superb fortress built between 1239 and 1250 by the architect Riccardo da Lentini and wanted by Frederick II of Swabia. At first it contained the private collections of the citizens of Catania, in particular the eighteenth-century collections of the Prince of Biscari and of the Benedectines. The important artistic patrimony includes archeological findings, bronze and ivory objects, vases, vestments, precious artifacts of the XVI century (tarots, etc.), engravings, prints, works of art of the Medieval age and of the Renaissance; numerous ornament objects made of bronze and iron and a worthy picture-gallery which includes works by Pietro Novelli and Beato Angelico. Access facilities for disabled people are available.


Provincial Tourism Board of Catania
E-mail : [email protected]

Tourist information offices
Catania : D. Cimarosa, 10 - 95124 - Tel. +39 95 7306211
Catania : Stazione Centrale FF.SS. - 95129 - Tel. +39 95 7306255
Catania : Aeroporto Civile Fontanarossa - 95121 - Tel. +39 95 7306266