Trapani Museums

Agostino Pepoli, museum of prehistory and underwater archeology


Agostino Pepoli Regional Museum
Address: Via Conte Agostino Pepoli 200 – Trapani
Phone: +39 0923 553 269
Fax: +39 0923 535 444
Hours entry: Monday 3:00pm to 7:30pm, by Thuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 1:30pm and from 3:00pm to 7:30pm – Sundays and holidays from 9:00 to 12:00.
Single ticket Full price: € 6
Single ticket reduced: € 3
Residents province ticket: € 1
Free for children under 18 years and over 65
Via Pepoli at the eastern end of the city is the former convent of the Carmelites, known as the Annunziata. The former convent of the Annunciation hosts the Pepoli Museum, who, for the richness and variety of its collections, is considered one of the most important museums of Sicily. The museum is subdivided into three main sections: Marble and stone; Paintings; Industrial arts. Recent renovations and reorganization have introduced sections Renaissance Sculpture and memories of the Risorgimento.
The ground floor is devoted to sculpture. The first floor houses the art gallery, which collects many precious paintings, the most notable are: the Pieta of the Neapolitan Roberto Oderisio (XIVsecolo) and a beautiful Madonna and Child with Angels by Pastura (1478 to 1509). Do not miss the artistic creations in coral (necklaces, sacred furnishings and depictions of the Nativity), which testify to the artistic quality achieved by the artisans of Trapani. The local pottery is represented by some beautiful tiled panels depicting the Mattanza and a view of Trapani (seventeenth century).
Museum of Prehistory and Marine Archaeology
Address: Tower of Ligny – Trapani
Phone: +39 0923 22300
Housed in the Tower of Ligny, built in 1671 as a defensive bastion, it houses a collection of archaeological finds of primeval history of Sicily. Since 1997, also it houses the Museum of the Sea which contains pottery, amphorae and anchors from Roman and Phoenician found along the coast of Trapani. From the terrace on top of the tower offers a splendid view of the city and the islands Egadi.