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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

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Address: Viale Africa, Piazzale Asia | Le Ciminiere, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 401 1929
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Description: The "Allied Landings in Sicily Museum" (Museo Storico dello Sbarco in...
The "Allied Landings in Sicily Museum" (Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943) is housed in one of the buildings forming the "Ciminiere" cultural centre. The museum narrates the events that took place in Sicily from 10 July to 8 September 1943. This period is still recent history, only seventy years have passed and many senior citizens can still recount the experience. Everything that we have forgotten is now conserved in this museum which aims to protect our most precious asset: peace. The museum is arranged on three floors covering an area of 3,000 square metres, including a temporary exhibition area. By means of reconstructed settings the museum has tried to recreate the conditions of life before, during and after the war, using simulations, projections and original exhibits.
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To echo previous reviews, this is a fascinating museum with some great exhibits but it's a shame that it doesn't provide more to cater for English speaking guests. The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

To echo previous reviews, this is a fascinating museum with some great exhibits but it's a shame that it doesn't provide more to cater for English speaking guests. The introduction was done through mime but the simulated air raid was really well staged and very engaging. The collection of uniforms, weapons, armorments etc was excellent but the English translations are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Nothing to dislike. The best military museum for WWII I have visited in Europe and the United States.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Spent an interesting two hours, looking at various items concerning the fight for Sicily during World War Two. They have loads of items uniforms , weapons etc, and maps and reconstructions of the areas concerned in the fighting. The only area which was not great was the explanations of some of the exhibits was only in Italian, and judging by... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Really good. I reccomend it! The guide was very helpfull and they speak english if you need it. It needs at least 2 hours if you want to see a bit of everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Just one of the best museums I have visited. The first few minutes take you by surprise, and then the details contained in the museum give a fascinating insight into this part of WW2. My only slight criticism is that the English translations seemed to tail off the further through the museum you went. However, this didn't spoil the visit.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

A must-see for anyone interested in WWII. This excellent museum covers the Allied invasion of Sicily with huge sensitivity and thoughtfulness. The tour begins with a walk through a reconstructed Sicilian piazza and a simulated air raid complete with vibrating floor and howling sirens. You step out of the air raid shelter into the same piazza, devastated by bombing, and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If your are interested in the WW2 this museum is a must! It is well laid out with lots of exhibits. It starts off passing through re-constructed shop fronts in Catania, then you hear an air raid siren and you are directed into a shelter, you then go through a simulated air raid (lot of crashes and bangs). After the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

If you are visiting Catania, this museum and the cinema museum in the same complex are very worthwhile. Great value at 4 euros each. And the bar across the road is an excellent spot for lunch afterwards.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

The museum gives a very good impression of the landing of the allied forces in Sicily. The scene of the little town square you are walking through before and after the bombing and the bomb shelter experience are really well done.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This museum is very well thought out. I really liked it. I am not giving 5 stars as there was a smell of smoke. It is very often visited by schoolchildren and I think they should take care of it.

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Address: Address: Viale Africa, Piazzale Asia | Le Ciminiere, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 095 401 1929
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Catania  >  Catania>  > Centro Catania

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