The puppet Opera, founded in 1887 by the puparo ACEs and don Mariano Pennisi, in tone, was then transferred in 1928, to its current location in via Alessi.
Opra's representation of the puppets, don Mariano followed a very personal taste, introducing techniques and puppet size different than Palermo and Catania school. In 1934 the baton passed to adoptive son Emanuele Macrì, who led the work of the puppets around the world receiving flattering achievements. In 1983 the Soprintendenza per i Beni Culturali ed Ambientali di Catania declared that "the theatre of via Alessi is a testimony to cultural
The Museum consists of three sections: the first is the Baroque basilica, which boasts one of the finest 18th century facades between the churches of eastern Sicily and within which you can admire frescoes by artists acesi, sculptures and furniture; the second section includes the Treasury halls, in which exposes valuable, sacred vessels and liturgical furnishings in silver and gold; the third section, placed eighteenth in the crypt of the basilica, includes a collection of vestments finely embroidered in gold and silk, wooden statues of fine workmanship and paintings by renowned Sicilian arti
Housed in a neoclassical building designed by engineer Mariano Panebianco Acireale. It is the oldest Academy in Sicily, founded under the name Zelantea in 1671. In 1834 was United to the Congregation of the fathers of the study and in 1934 to the eighteenth century the Accademia dei Dafnici. From 1963, by Decree of the President of the Republic, took its present name and a new Statute. The library contains hundreds of thousands of volumes, dating from 1461, including some incunabula of ' 500. In the part devoted to Museum is housed an eighteenth-century carriage of ACEs and Senate, a collectio