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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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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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Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse
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Many chards of pottery

Museum was very interesting however it really needs audio guides available. Symbols are there, but they don't have them. Too many similar things to look at from different periods... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 October 2016
Kathleen Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

... we came because we bought the joint ticket and we were staying not far from here i think you would have to be really really interested in archeology to stay interested all the way around i was hoping for more info specifically about the stuff we say at the archelogical park - like what life was like and how... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

After visiting the ruins, this well organized collection will provide the historical context for what you have seen and the development of surrounding areas. The collection is extensive, and for us, was a bit overwhelming. It provided interesting information and has some beautiful pieces. If you're short for time (or just tired from all the walking and heat), you may... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Museum was very interesting however it really needs audio guides available. Symbols are there, but they don't have them. Too many similar things to look at from different periods but without the guide to help you focus on the key items, it becomes overwhelming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

I spent a very enjoyable wet morning here. There is something for everyone, coins,jewellery, pottery a end sculptures. Although it is a relatively modern building the layout is a bit of a maze so don't forget your ball of string!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

A fabulous 60's designed building that allows visitors to flow through the exhibitions in a simple uncomplicated way. You can just walk straight past the conjestion areas with visitors on tour. By creating a shop selling a few simple replicas they could fund maintenence on the building and keep all this history safe. It was raining when we visited and... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Very nice and well organized museum if you are interested in the old history of Siracusa and surroundings. We visited section A, B, and C only. A shows the pre-historic era, B the period under the Greek role and C the Roman era. All of it very interesting but some may think a little two many artefacts perhaps. Well worth... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

A badly organised museum, only parts of pottery on display. Ugly museum not much to see. Better visit Rome, or other places in Italy.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

A well set out and comprehensive modern museum of fascinating finds from sites around Sicily. Just fabulous displays, photos of sites, reconstructions, grave goods, amazing bronze age pottery, and English explanation and info boards just the icing on the cake ! The museum exhibits linked many of the places we had visited around Syracuse and gave a great insight into... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

This museum is very well done, and well laid out. There is a ton of material and some of the artifacts are stunning. This is an important part of a visit to the Archeological Sites.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

If you enjoy history and archaeology this museum is a must-see. It is large and has many exhibits. The coin collection downstairs is tremendous the people that work at are very helpful. The upstairs has many exhibit Halls and is arranged very well.

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