An incredible journey into the bowels of the earth: Salgemma Sottosale Sculpture Museum
More than 80 km of tunnels make up the mining site of the Sale Italkali mine in Raffo, a suburb of Petralia Soprana, in the mountains of Palermo.
Formed five million years ago due to a series of rare geological events and the drying up of the Mediterranean Sea, this field of pure rock salt, in the shape of a lying egg, almost a kilometer long, houses MACSS by its concession by the Italkali Company. Museum of Contemporary Art Sotto Sale, which with its sculptures of Salgemma represents a unique case of a museum of contemporary art inside an active mine.
Thirty works, the result of 4 biennials (2011-2017) make up the body of works, which unfold along an artistic, natural and geological path that has an incredible value. A suggestion that in about an hour allows us to discover the geological history of Sicily enriched by contemporary artistic testimonies.
The sculptures, made outside the mine, at the end of the biennial are relocated here, where a dry and moisture-free climate preserves them.
It is possible to visit the museum, open only on Saturdays, by contacting 366 38 78 751