A dive into the sea at Alghero to uncover one of the its principle natural products, the city’s emblem, the item to which it owes great part of its fame and fortune: corallium rubrum. The Coral Museum is in the lovely Art Deco Villa Costantino that takes its name from the family that had it built, in 1927, outside the city walls, not far from bastions that were later demolished. Every display within the museum centres around the precious ‘red gold’.
The exhibition space was completely restyled and renovated in 2016 and focuses on the culture, history and identity of Alghero by way of the historical, scientific and economic significance of this prized material, as well as looking at some interesting anecdotes associated with it. But above all, it will introduce you to the works of art the craftsmen of Alghero have created, and still craft, with coral.