|The town of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
Tourism in Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto
From the centre of the village, going through via Roma, it gets to the Cathedral of San Sebastiano, built in 1606 and rebuilt in 1936.
With a basilican structure, the Cathedral keeps some XVIIth-century and XVIIIth-century canvases.
In the left aisle, behind the baptismal font there is a XVIIth-century canvas representing scenes from San Cristoforo's life.
At the high-altar is set a canvas which represents the Martirio di San Sebastiano (St. Sebastian's Martyrdom) ascribed to Giacomo Conti (1818-1889).
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Moving to the left transept it is possible to admire the cancas with the Vergine e San Francesco made by Gaspare camarda (1570-1629) and next it the canvas, which dates back to 1800, representing Madonna del Carmelo e i Santi.
Into sacresty are kept the sarcophagus of Giovanni Spagnolo (1791); a marble statue of Madonna del riposo (Our Lady of Rest) (late XVI century-early XVII century); ten canvases with mixtilinear frame of the XVIII century with Scene della vita di San Sebastiano (Scenes from St. Sebastian's life); a reliquary of the XVIII century and covering of organ with wooden inlaids of the early XVIII century.
The ethno-historic Museum
Situated in the Manno town district of Barcellona Pozzo di Gotto the Etnostorico Museum represents a mirabile collection of more than thirteen thousands objects.
The accurate reconstruction of more than forty ancient whorkshops brings again to live the "magic of making" of the old artisan and their activity.
The Museum, one of the most important of Europe of its kind, is managed by a private institution, the Oikos Association.