The city of Catania lies on the east coast of Sicily facing the Ionian Sea. Its Baroque city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Art Gallery of Catania is located in a Castello Ursino, a large Thirteenth Century seaside castle. It focuses on Renaissance art but it doesn't have a website. The Museo Civico Belliniano is devoted to the composer Vincenzo Bellini. For more information consult http://www.apt-catania.com/english/museo.htm
Palermo on the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea is the capital and largest city in Sicily. It has a very multicultural history, for example, it was under Muslim rule for some 250 years. The Museum of Islamic Art displays wood, marble, brass and other objets d'art over the centuries. For more information consult http://www.anitalyattraction.com/italy-attractions-mp/museum-of-islamic-art.htm
Pupi, Sicilian puppets, have been a local tradition since Norman times, approximately a thousand years ago. Young and old will enjoy the Museo delle Marionette. For more information consult http://terremobili.com/en/showpost/2043/palermo_shadow_theater_puppets_and_thai_marionettes
Some people will be interested in the Catacombe dei Cappuccini, a Sixteenth Century burial place for some nine thousand dead, associated with a local Capuchin church. Don't bring the children, or if you ask me, don't go at all. For more information consult http://www.wurzeltod.ch/?page_id=281
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