Discover the history of this remarkable island and enjoy a Sicilian cocktail
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has been shaped by waves of conquest and settlement by different peoples over 4,000 years. Since the 7th century BC, Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans all settled or invaded the island, lured by its fertile lands and strategic location. Over time, this series of conquests forged a cultural identity unlike any other. This exhibition tells Sicily’s fascinating story – from the arrival of the Greeks and their encounters with the Phoenicians and other settlers, to the extraordinary period of enlightenment under Norman rule in the 11th to 13th centuries. Discover a cosmopolitan island where the unique mix of peoples gave rise to an extraordinary cultural flowering. Cocktails will be served to over 18s only. Valid ID required. Museum closes at 8:30pm. Sponsored by Julius Baer. In collaboration with Regione Siciliana, Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell’Identità Siciliana.
"This show will make you itch to visit the island."