museum, situated in the underlying structures of the Church of San
Nicolò, is the result of the strenuous efforts and the firm will of
the parochial community to defend both the patrimony of its church and
the one of other churches (often closed) on the territory of Militello.
The Museum draws its name from the eponym of the Chiesa Madre in
Militello, which preserves in a definitive order all the silverware. In
its halls and rooms, visitors can observe a vast selection of paintings
and sculptures. These works of art represent a voyage through the
various events regarding Militello's artistic activities, complementary
to the one documented by the patrimony of the Church of Santa Maria
the impressive explanatory structure of the church vaults, one can
explore Militello's artistic production from the fourteenth to the
eighteenth century, that is, silverware, articles of gold, devotional
objects, vestments, sculptures and paintings.
story of the project and the realization of the San Nicolò Museum
is one that speaks for itself, if we consider what this structure means
for the parish and the entire town of Militello: it is a Museum wanted
and created by the people who personally contribuited to it with their
hard work and donations.
Militello in Val di Catania (periodical 36, suppl. to the 6th edition of "Kalos - Luoghi di
Sicilia", Nov.-Dec., 1996)