International Nativity Scene Museum, Luigi Colaleo Collection
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Near Largo San Luigi located inside the San Luigi Elementary School, which was once the seat of the Municipal Library, it is now possible to visit the International Nativity Scene Museum. The building that houses the museum has been lovingly restored to house the extensive Louis Colaleo collection of nativity scenes. Mr. Colaleo is a lawyer originally from Caltagirone who later moved to Milan. Also a fine art expert and cultured traveler, Colaleo created a collection of about a thousand pieces from all over the world, and decided to donate it to the City of Caltagirone for the establishment of the International Nativity Scene Museum.
The purpose of the museum is to present and maintain the nativity scene tradition, sharing the peculiarities, materials and symbols of international traditions. It seeks share communicate to visitors the passion and research that inspire collectors to gather and share.
The remarkable richness and variety of the Colaleo collection offers exhibitions related to thematic nativity scenes that change periodically allowing the museum to renew its atmosphere and charm.

 

 

Largo S. Luigi, 2
Phone: 0933 53754 – Fax: 0933 41816

 

Opening hours:
From Monday to Saturday
9.30-13,00 ; 15.30 – 18.30
Sunday: 9.30- 12.30
15.30 – 18.30
Thursday: closed

 

Free entry

 

 

  Click to listen highlighted text! Near Largo San Luigi located inside the San Luigi Elementary School, which was once the seat of the Municipal Library, it is now possible to visit the International Nativity Scene Museum. The building that houses the museum has been lovingly restored to house the extensive Louis Colaleo collection of nativity scenes. Mr. Colaleo is a lawyer originally from Caltagirone who later moved to Milan. Also a fine art expert and cultured traveler, Colaleo created a collection of about a thousand pieces from all over the world, and decided to donate it to the City of Caltagirone for the establishment of the International Nativity Scene Museum. The purpose of the museum is to present and maintain the nativity scene tradition, sharing the peculiarities, materials and symbols of international traditions. It seeks share communicate to visitors the passion and research that inspire collectors to gather and share. The remarkable richness and variety of the Colaleo collection offers exhibitions related to thematic nativity scenes that change periodically allowing the museum to renew its atmosphere and charm.     Largo S. Luigi, 2 Phone: 0933 53754 – Fax: 0933 41816   Opening hours: From Monday to Saturday 9.30-13,00 ; 15.30 – 18.30 Sunday: 9.30- 12.30 15.30 – 18.30 Thursday: closed   Free entry    

 

 

 


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