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Amleto and Donato Sartori International Mask Museum in Abano Terme

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Amleto and Donato Sartori International Mask Museum in Abano Terme

When talking about Abano, everyone immediately thinks of its thermal springs, whose healing properties have been known since Roman times...

Abano, however, is also home to a very special museum: the Amleto and Donato Sartori International Mask Museum.

This museum showcases part of the precious collection of theatrical masks by the sculptors Amleto (1915-1962) and Donato Sartori - a vast artistic production created over more than eighty years of activity - as well as an extraordinary quantity of masks, original geo-ethno-anthropological finds and works originating from the world’s most significant cultures collected through years of travels and cultural exchanges.

The aim of the Museum is to enhance, preserve and promote the heritage of masks, emphasizing their transcultural value and potential as a vehicle for knowledge and comparison between different cultures in space and time.

The museum is housed in Villa Savioli, built in the first half of the seventeenth century but completed only in the eighteenth century. The architectural complex is formed by the main villa, a small Italian garden, the former agricultural wing building, the oratory – positioned between two adjoining buildings, the courtyard and the vast walled orchard.

If you are planning a short stay in Padua, do not forget to include in your travel itinerary a day in Abano Terme: after a few hours of relaxation in the spas and hot pools, you can visit this original museum and discover its treasures!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff

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