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Address: Via Capodieci and Via Roma, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
09:00 - 19:00
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Sun 09:00 - 12:30
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's...

Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's "St. Lucy" plus other important and inspiring works of art.

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There is an 8€ entrance fee p.p. It is worth every Euro in my opinion. A fine collection of some of the treasures of Syracuse dating from Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 June 2016
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In case you feel like a bit of culture, you might enter to admire small altars of the region, gothic masterpieces. To be done in a bit less than 2h.

Thank magdalenawro2017
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

Bellomo houses some excellent paintings and artifacts from sicily. If visiting download the app as it can be used to lern about the exhibition. There is free wi fi which also helps. very nice - needs about 1 hour

Thank Fitzroytraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Some amazing art works in here! The best thing about it was on the day I went there was only me and one other person in the gallery. There wasn't many English speakers there so don't expect an audio guide. But it is well worth a look.

Thank Heather L
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

There is an 8€ entrance fee p.p. It is worth every Euro in my opinion. A fine collection of some of the treasures of Syracuse dating from Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods through to the Norman , Swabian and later 17-18 Century. If you are interested in history , art and architecture then you will find it fascinating.

Thank N55tony
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Small museum built round a courtyard in a back street (well, that's not saying much for Ortigia). The highlight is the Antonella da Messina Annunciazione... Breathtaking in itself but if you watch the film about the restoration (it's in Italian, but the film is easy to follow), even more so. There's also at the time of writing a fascinating short... More 

Thank rebsaroo
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

there are some magnificent treasures in this small museum/gallery including the absolutely wonderful Annunciazione by Antonello da Messina. The collection has a number of other very interesting pieces and is well worth a visit if you like art .... if only they produced guide books and cafes in Italian museums!

Thank LancasterHermit
Ketchum, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Excellent and very interesting museum in a beautifully maintained Palazzo. Paintings, Sculptures and some excavated stone work. A lovely presentation and not at all overwhelming. There is rare painting by Massina that has been partially restored. It is just behind the wall where there is a short video showing the partial restoration of this painting.( worth watching about 5-10 minutes... More 

Thank Bross24
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

This is not the number one historic attraction in Syracuse's Ortigia old town, but it is very much worth your time. It is housed in a grand palace which has been beautifully restored and fitted as a museum. There is not too much to see - you need one hour. Much of the collection is religious art and some of... More 

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Ferndale, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015

We never entered the museum because we were too fascinated by the four Jewish tombstones from the 1400's in the courtyard. They are inscribed in Hebrew, which I can't read, but luckily I speak Italian for the inscriptions are translated only into Italian. One was the tombstone of a Rabbi's daughter, one of a Rabbi, and another of a different... More 

Thank BinPerp
Coventry, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Pleasant enough galleries but suddenly stopped short by a true masterpiece. Rarely have I seen anything so beautiful. Worth the entrance fee for this alone.

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