CALTAGIRONE, CAPITAL OF CERAMICS
History, art, culture, folklore
Time about 4-5 hours
Museum of Ceramics
Collection of more than 2500 finds, from IV millennium b.C. to date.
Museum of “Presepe”
More than 1000 antique and modern pieces of the traditional “Presepe” (Nativity scene) in different shapes, sizes and materials collected from worldwide.
Museum Borbonic Prison
Typical architecture in sandstone blocks and museum of paintings, pictures, dressings, objects from Middle Age to last Century.
Walking tour into the city centre.
From the long stairway with 142 steps decorated with ceramics to the church of Santa Maria del Monte with a breathtaking view over the town and the valley, to the art Gallery Luigi Sturzo, the Public Garden and the omnipresent churches.
Dozens of typical handicraft workshops and shops of artistic ceramics in every street of the town centre.
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