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Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi

Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 464022
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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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  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 464022
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Reviewed 19 June 2015

This is the perfect place for Archeology lovers but the collection is perhaps too large for us, common folks! To see in its entirety is a somewhat tiring... In my view, they should perhaps reduce the number of pieces exposed and provide a better historic...More

Thank Lynne P
Reviewed 16 June 2015

If you're really into your Roman artefacts then you must come here. They have so much stuff that you need a good couple of hours here, but it's worth it. There is a nice garden too and you're very close to the Madonna Della Lacrime...More

1  Thank Tim B
Reviewed 11 June 2015

A 20 minute walk from Ortigia, this museum had tons of relics from the Siracusa region dating back to 500 BC. The highlight was an exceptional collection if coins from that era and area.

Thank willgero
Reviewed 9 June 2015

A wonderful museum, but you should ideally select what you would like to see in advance, as there is so many fascinating exhibits from so many different sources.

Thank RDM99
Reviewed 8 June 2015

This was one of the best things to see in Siracusa if you enjoy history and archaeology. Really an incredible collection, finely displayed. This is a don not miss!

1  Thank millardkrause
Reviewed 7 June 2015

this new museum is in the middle of living quarters near to the archeological sites. Display is excellent, legends poor

Thank Gerhard O
Reviewed 29 May 2015

Over 18,000 finds from all over Sicily are thoughtfully displayed and some are spectacular and beautifully sensual. 'Venus Anadyomene' better known as 'Landline Venus' is a Roman copy of a Greek original and the piece looks as though it was hewn out of marble just...More

1  Thank MarkSurridge
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The museum has one of the best collections anywhere. There are many terracotta vessels, stone carvings, capital statues, etc. There are several "lettered" rooms. Each room has a period them but it essentially a maze of sorts. I guess some thinks this layout is optimal,...More

Thank am08540
Reviewed 25 May 2015

The collection is extensive and laid out in a clear chronological order but there is very little attempt to offer context or interpretation for the layman and certainly not in anything other than Italian. Shame as it would provide a good follow up to a...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 23 May 2015

Perhaps I was expecting too much from this museum - but having visited some wonderful ones in Greece and other parts of Italy, this one seemed less inspiring with a narrower range of exhibits. The ubiquitous necropoli that surround Syracuse and fill the Sicilian countryside...More

1  Thank bibs28
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