Gabriele Judica, passionate of the ancient history of its territory, has linked its name to the discovery of Akrai. The first research that he accomplished are those relating to the necropolis of Colle Orbo and Santoni in 1809; of Pinita in 1810 and 1813; the Latomie of the cut and the Intagliatella from 1810 to 1815; Temples Ferali in 1817 and, finally, those that between 1820 and 1824 have allowed to put in light, first, the bouleuterion and, then, the theater. The results are that he published in the opera "The Antiquities of Acre". From true spirit illuminated, in the cultural sphere of antiquarian research in the second half of '700, through the investigations to be carried out at its own expense, succeeds in putting together an important collection of materials that he keeps in his palace, which was set up as a veritable museum, soon became the object of interest on the part of the contemporary travellers. Gabriele Judica overlaid different political positions at the local level and was also appointed Royal Guardian of Antiquities of known.
from the archaeological research of Gabriel and from the interest for the antiques of Gaetano Judica (direct heir of Gabriele), is the origin of the collection exhibited in the museum. It, very heterogeneous, comprises finds ranging from prehistory to the age from the late Roman age. Most of the materials coming from the excavations carried out by Gabriele Judica to Akrai, others were added, such as those of the Collection Ferla or acquired such as those coming from the territory of the ancient Leontinoi. Part of the objects is certainly attributable to funerary contexts, as suspect by the type and state of conservation (they are findings intact). The collection is made up of ceramic productions, among which are relevant ones of the archaic period, with vases imported from Corinth, Sparta, from Etruria, from Ionia and from Athens. The collection Attica continues to be imported and present in the collection, both production siceliota that black paint. Conspicuous and variously represented is the ceramic of the Roman era, especially documented from lucerne. The collection also includes bronze objects, coins and jewelry and a series of bas-reliefs and inscriptions.
The exhibition is articulated on two floors. The lower floor hosts, in room A, the finds prehistoric and protohistoric. in the lobby, at the bottom, there is located a stone into the calcareous stone with inscription in the Greek language of the IV-III century B.C. In the upper floor, the exposure of the material follows a criterion chronological essentially aimed at documenting the long historical stratification of the area: from collection corinzia (room 1) to the late Roman period (room 8), passing through the archaic age (salt 2-3), the Classical Age and post-classical salt (4-5), the Hellenistic Age (room 6), the Roman age (room 7).
Opening Hours: Weekdays 9-19. All the Sundays and Monday 14-19.
Add to calendar 2020-06-29 2020-06-29 Europe/Rome Patronal Feast of St Paul The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi” and the deafening firing of thousands of mortaretti and the moving rite of presentation of the children who are hoisted naked on fercolo as a sign of devotion and offer. The festival ends late at night with the firing of colorful fireworks’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide
The village becomes a destination for thousands of visitors from all over the world to assist the choreographic “sciuta” (output) of the Holy Hours 13, with the traditional launch of “nzareddi”...
Add to calendar 2020-08-08 2020-08-17 Europe/Rome Feast of San Sebastiano In Palazzolo the great devotion to this Saint is very ancient as attested to the Chapel dedicated to him existing since the fifteenth century, at the Church of the Annunciation. The feast, set for the anniversary of January 20, the day of his martyrology, in Palazzolo is replicated on August 10, with the same great devotion, yes, but with a frame of public, spectacularity and exceptional folklore.
The summer festivities in honor of St. Sebastian last ten days, from 8 to 17 August. Palazzolo Acreide
In Palazzolo the great devotion to this Saint is very ancient as attested to the Chapel dedicated to him existing since the fifteenth century, at the Church of the Annunciation. The feast, set for the...
Add to calendar 2020-09-20 2020-09-20 Europe/Rome Feast of Maria SS. Addolorata With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees to bare shoulder and concludes late at night with the firing of Fuochi d’artifice. Palazzolo Acreide
With the same ritual output of fercolo exactly at 1 p.m. and the firing of mortaretti and the cascade of the” nzareddi”, the simulacrum is brought around the streets of the village from the devotees...
Add to calendar 2020-09-27 2020-09-27 Europe/Rome Feast of San Michele Arcangelo and Festival of young voices contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on 28 September, amidst acclamation osannanti of devotees. The previous Saturday the feast passes through the streets of the country the “lap of Gala” with the procession of the banners, del Gonfalone and of flag-wavers. The morning of the feast, around 11, c’è the launch of the characteristics balloons made by boys in the committee. At 1 p.m. the spectacular “sciuta” of the simulacrum of the Saint under a rain of nzareddi "Multicolored" and Fuochi d’artifice. The simulacrum is brought “a bare shoulder” in procession through the streets of the neighborhood, and the procession attended also by women traveling barefoot. Between the propitiatory rites during the procession c’è the denudation of the children who are stripped and raised in front of the statue, entrustment to the protection of’archangel to preserve them from the evils. In the evening on the triumphal chariot the simulacrum is carried in procession for all tracks of the country. At the end the traditional fireworks outside the country. During the entire week is held on the solemn octave, with the “Meeting of choirs” that animate the eucharistic celebrations. Palazzolo Acreide
contest that involves children of different agesà that compete in performances. As regards the feast, in addition to the Liturgical Celebrations, 28 September is unveiled the simulacrum of the Saint on...
Add to calendar 2020-10-18 2020-10-18 Europe/Rome Agrimontana shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the tasting of typical local products, in particular of fresh sausage and dried; beef and wild boar, lake fish and river, cheese, honey, cakes,’Oil d’olive cultivars “Tonda Iblea”. Flower to’eyelet of the event è the mycologic shows that every year is organized and curated by’Micolo Association Palazzolo Acreide
shows mico-naturalistic Akrense. Exhibition of’Handicrafts Qualityà, gastronomy, typical products, painting, herbs, Fiera dei dolci. During the event in the exhibition stand is carried out with the...