museo del risorgimento

Museo del Risorgimento

E 'was reopened to the public on the occasion of the celebrations for the 150Anniversary of the Unification of Italy. The Museum with its paintings, portraits, collections of weapons, and through numerous documents in the Historical City, witness the participation of Salemi in the process of unification and at the entrance of Garibaldi and the Thousand in Sicily.

Established in 1960, on the occasion of the centenary of the arrival of Giuseppe Garibaldi to Salemi, the occasion of the 150th anniversary of Italy - Salemi capital - the Risorgimento Museum reopens, within the prestigious premises of the former Jesuit college, with new productions proposing the events since the revolution 1848 They led to the creation of a unitary state in the form of constitutional monarchy led by Vittorio Emanuele II.

The Museo del Risorgimento therefore is now divided into two sections, the 1848 and the 1860 within which they are exposed in an organic way the documentary sources taken from the Historical City of Salemi, which highlight the key role played by the city of Salemi and his fellow citizens who participated with different roles and functions to the path of the Risorgimento and the entrance 14 May 1860 Giuseppe Garibaldi and his "picciotti" in city, where no accident, It is proclaimed the dictatorship in the name of Vittorio Emanuele II King of Italy.

The museum is decorated with a collection of sabers, rifles, baionette, trizzalore del periodo e da tele raffiguranti alcuni dei “picciotti” salemitani che si unirono a Garibaldi accompagnandolo nella sua impresa. There are also some paintings of "settlers" that by resolution of the Civic Council of 14 May 1860, in adhering to the national cause, with unanimity of votes manifested to General Giuseppe Garibaldi gratitude for having voluntarily assumed ... The defense of Sicily, and beg him to want to take the Dictatorship of the country to ensure the order and freedom, hunting satellites of despotism Bourbon.

Former Jesuit Collegio –

via Francesco d’Aguirre – 91018 Salemi

Tel +39 0924 982376

Opening time: Monday / Saturday

10.00/13.00 – 16.00/19.00

Ticket: full € 5,00

reduced group (minimum 20 people) € 3,00
scolaresche e resindeti €2,00

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