If you visit Cefalu, the wonderful and beautiful location in Sicily, there is a must see spot, it’s the museum. A place where you can find wonderful art, and so much more. The Museo Mandralisca is a spot that will have any visit to this location topped with seeing some of the best art in the area, and some once hidden treasures.
Cefalu used to be a location that very few people knew about, but now it’s become the spot to vacation! With beaches, mountains, and beauty beyond any expectation, it’s really a spot to visit at least one time in your life, if not many!
You’ll find the museum down a short side street, and not at all too far from the location of the cathedral. The collection is wonderful and was placed thanks to the work of Enrico Piraino (1809-64), he was the Baron of Mandralisca. A man who loved archaeology and was an amateur, he helped in excavating the island Lipari.
Perhaps one of the greatest treasures you’ll find in the museum is the Ignoto Marinaio, painted by Antonello da Messina. With only a few of his paintings having survived to modern day, it’s quite nice to see one of the dozen that is left in this museum. If you visit the Museo Mandralisca you have a chance to see this masterpiece among many other wonderful works of art!