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Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi

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Address: Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 464022
09:00 - 18:00
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This is the most extensive archaeological museum in Sicily, with its wide...

This is the most extensive archaeological museum in Sicily, with its wide collection of fossils and figures of Ancient Siracusa including the famous statue "Venus Anadiomene," in which Venus rises from the sea.

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A great museum well laid out

I would think that this museum would be excellent for scholars. There are thousands, literally , of objects all labelled and displayed in a well laid out plan according to date

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Perth, Australia
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would think that this museum would be excellent for scholars. There are thousands, literally , of objects all labelled and displayed in a well laid out plan according to date

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The exhibits are mind blowing and extensive and the whole building is well laid out and restful. The jewellery and coin exhibition, which is temporary so may be over now, was a real high light with a passionate curator to explain the artefacts. These were displayed extremely well, and I found it so interesting to trace the development and history... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm not much into history and museums generally do not hold much appeal for me but I loved this one! They have such a large collection that is laid out incredibly well! Every sign has an English translation and the layout is easy to follow with arrows showing you the way. Definitely worth a visit!

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The contents of the museum are very nice; lots to see and well explained. The building itself is in need of some repair and paint. Quite a history well depicted by artefacts.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A large number of exhibits from around the region - one of the most significant and rich 'treasure troves' in southern Italy; centuries worth! We parked a block or two west and toward San Giovanni Evangelista and had a short walk to the museum. It was very quiet and easy to move through, although the building is a bit tired... More 

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Extensive collection of very ancient objects. Great staff who are eager to talk to you. One can spend hours here. Features objects from many digs around Sicily. Lighting and display need work.

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Warrington, Cheshire
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

Loved the way the museum was set out, easy to view and understand the exhibits, highly recommended. Within walking distance of the archaeological Park. Also a hop on and off bus stop on the road outside.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We started out tour off in the coin collection downstairs - and against all my expectations, this turned out to become such an interesting visit - It helps of course to have a private tour guide that can bring all this to life - the whole history of Sicily over the centuries became alive when we looked at these coins.... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

Do go to the lower level! I am not interested in coins, but the exhibit is well worth the time. Beautiful pieces which I coveted and dreamed of ways to make the more interesting bits into jewelry. The jewelry on display rivals the coin collection. The woman who greets you speaks enough English to bring the exhibit to life. Do... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

AB- Archaeboredom - I found myself suffering from this condition on visiting this place - which was sad as certain exhibits were really significant if you hadn't collapsed or lost interest before you came to them. As was said it is something to do with the building design- yes feng shui nightmare, unclean unmaintained loos and no refreshments etc. Certain... More 

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