THE MUSEUM OF BAGLIO ANSELMI
THE LILYBAEUM ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM OF MARSALA REOPENS IN MARCH
The Lilybaeum Archaeological Museum of Marsala reopens in March, after over two years of renovation works.
Hosted inside the ancient Baglio Anselmi, built around 1880 as a wine production facility, the museum now belongs to the hub including the archaeological areas and the museums of Trapani and Marsala, under the direction of architect Luigi Biondo.
The museum showcases the Punic Ship (the only one in the world) which was discovered in 1969 at the sea entance of the Stagnone lagoon and the Roman Ship of Marausa, recently discovered and currently in under restoration and reconstruction, in addition to with numerous exhibbits , including ceramics dating back to the Hellenistic and Roman period.
Right behind the Museum there is a vast archaeological park, covering over 25 hectares on the hill of the of Capo Boeo promontory.
The ruins of the ancient city of Lilybaeum were found here, and its excellently preserved mosaics are exhibited inthe Museum.