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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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Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 464022
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Reviewed 23 October 2014

This modern museum has been laid out beautifully. The displays lead you along a gentle path through all the displays. You need to be keen - my husband got 'artefacted out' after the third room but they have made such a great effort in this...More

Thank jclarke12
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Usually my view of old rubble and broken shards of pottery is that they are good for curing insomnia. Thus I was very pleasantly surprised here. Beautiful building, displaying everything in an excellent manner to make it all more understandable. An archeologist's dream, and a...More

Thank Lucky_Eddie
Reviewed 21 October 2014

Well worth going to see, wish we had a guide to explain more, we did learn from the curator of the coin collection which made that very interesting. Seeing the museum before visiting the amphitheaters and catacombs was the right sequence.

Thank michael n
Reviewed 14 October 2014

I think this is the best organized museum I have seen in a long time. The archeological finds are organized by the local communities that sprang up 2600 years ago.

Thank Pabuelo
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Huge collection in a spacious and quiet modern building. We only had an hour and a half available but could have done with twice that. Don't miss the stunning and priceless coin collection in the basement. Gold silver coins from the classical period to the...More

Thank pra51
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The parco is enormous and has a well preserved a marked series of ruins in a city with much history, however the best part is that it sits on the high ground overlooking the city which offers mag officers views of the city and the...More

Thank IMB95
Reviewed 1 October 2014

Well organised displays and informative Clever reconstructions You can spend a whole day at least if studying the varied artefacts

Thank ChrisAndAlli
Reviewed 30 September 2014

Unbelievable amount of finds crossing the milennia packed in here - the pre historic section is particularly good. For those with a serious interest, it needs more than one session here, as after a while you just can't take any more in...I wished I had...More

Thank Frazers
Reviewed 24 September 2014

Wonderful Museum with lots of pottery from Greek and Roman Syracusa. Well explained mostly in Italian and English. The highlight is the Medagliere, the room exhibiting coins in the basement, not to be missed. Most superbe coins and very enthusiastic attendant trying her best to...More

1  Thank GLADYS A
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Coins only open in morning - excellent collection and interesting history of money Lots of pots - too many after an hour or so, but good history through time - you need to keep moving through. But don't miss top floor and the catacombs write...More

Thank Stew_and_Iris
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