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The Anchovy and Marine Arts Museum – Aspra

The history of anchovy fishing, processing and storage in Sicily.

The Anchovy and Marine Arts Museum - Sicily
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The Anchovy and Marine Arts Museum is located in Aspra, a hamlet of Bagheria, in the province of Palermo, and tells the story of anchovy fishing, processing, and storaging in Sicily.

It is the only museum of its kind in the Mediterranean, founded by the brothers Girolamo and Michelangelo Balistreri who carefully collected materials and tools of the maritime art of the family business and many factories operating throughout Sicily.

The Anchovy and Marine Arts Museum is a unique and exciting journey through relics, boats, boat models, documents and fishing tools documenting centuries of anchovy salting procedures but also stories of people and seaside villages in Sicily.

The museum hosts exhibitions, workshops, tastings and also offers the opportunity to taste all the local products prepared by the company at the Fish Shop.


Opening hours: Monday to Saturday 09:30am – 12:30pm
Check the website for any changes on opening days and hours>>>
Holidays by reservation only
It is recommended to wear a safety mask and to keep an interpersonal distance of at least 1 meter.
For information tel: +39 091 956 271 – cell: +39 335 744 3901

In Bagheria there is also a Museum dedicated to Renato Guttuso with works donated by the artist and where he is also buried>>>
And in Casteldaccia you can find the Duca di Salaparuta Wine Cellars, an excellent opportunity for a visit and a wine tasting>>>

See a selection of Curious Museums all over Italy>>>

Photo from the museum’s Facebook page

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