The new Multimedia Museum is a cultural center dedicated to study of the history of the Island of San Pietro.

Created with the collaboration of the Galata "Mu.Ma", Museo del Mare e delle Migrazioni of Genoa (Galata Maritime Museum), it is a high-tech museum that uses touch screens and 3D simulations to offer the public an overview of the history of the island of San Pietro, from its geological birth to the founding of the first settlements in 1738.

Developed on three floors of the wonderful Torre di San Vittorio, an eighteenth-century structure brought back to life after the renovation.  It was inaugurated on April 23, 2016, in the presence of Roberto Giacobbo, host of the television program “Voyager”, and it was open to the public during the first edition of "Carloforte Isola del Gusto" held on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of April 2016.
On each floor, the museum narrates a different historical stage of Carloforte: on the ground floor visitors will see a representation of the geological events that led to the formation of the island. On the second floor the high-tech panels will show the historical events from the Nuragic Era to the Roman Era, on the third floor visitors will watch the representation of the first settlements until the arrival of the Tabarkini Settlers in 1738. The tour lasts about 45 minutes. On the top floor of the tower, visitors can admire the surrounding landscape and appreciate the beauty of the island from the panoramic look-out.
The Tower of San Vittorio was built in 1768 to honor King Vittorio Amedeo III.  Built by the engineer Saverio Belgrano of Famolasco, this structure was the defensive outpost south of the town. It was expropriated by the Italian Ministry of Education in 1898 and converted to an Astronomical Station by the Commission of international Geodesic which demanded an Astronomical Station placed on a particular geographical parallel, located at 39 ° 08 'latitude median.  It became one of the five international stations for the study of the precession of the equinoxes. Around 1970, this station was closed. Currently the Tower of di San Vittorio houses the new Museum Multimedia.

The Museum of the Torre di San Vittorio is located in Via dei Battellieri past the Saline, in the area of Spalmadureddu , less than 1 km from the city center.

 

New opening hours for Carloforte Museums 2020 From 1st to 9th August and from 18th August to 15th September: from 10:30 to 16:30 every day except Monday. From 10 to 16 August special night opening: evening from 19:00 to 00:00. From September 19th to November 15th: Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 to 16:30. Due to the Covid emergency, access to museums is allowed for groups of 4/6 people, therefore reservations are recommended at least 24 hours in advance. Bookings: - visits by email: tsv @ comune. carloforte.ca.it; - by telephone at the following numbers, during museum opening hours: 07818589260 - 07818589200.

 

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