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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

Viale Africa, Piazzale Asia | Le Ciminiere, Catania, Sicily, Italy (Centro Catania)
095 533540
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Ranked #3 of 75 attractions in Catania
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Lisboa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

Incredible. Very well planned, well guided, you always feel like you're "there". Plus, it doesn't speak about the sbarco in scicily only, it also offers the possibility of viewing a lot of WWII memorabilia. Totally worth it and recommend!

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This is a very well-planned series of exhibits, with helpful and enthusiastic guides. The various collections were so extensive that we could not do them justice in one afternoon and had to limit ourselves. Free for over 65s with ID.

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San Francisco, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Great museum which through interactive exhibits puts you in the time and place of the events of the day. The map location shown in Tripadvisor, as well as when the street address is inserted into Google Maps is INCORRECT. The museum will be found further southwest away from the heart of downtown about four city blocks. The museum is located... More

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Ipswich, Suffolk, England
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21 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

The museum is a living re-creation of a non-biased historical perspective of the Allied Invasion of The Second World War. There are numerous films on show as you walk through the various exhibits. Anyone interested in gaining a new perspective of Italy's role in WWII will find the Museo Storico dello Sbarco fascinating and very worthwhile. Set aside a few... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014 via mobile

We were amazed by the terrific collection of photographs, films, and memorabilia from the Allied invasion of Sicily. There is a good orientation film as one enters and then a chance to experience the terror of aerial bombardment within a shelter. The presentation of materials provided multiple and fair perspectives on the events and there was interesting variety in the... More

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Sonoma
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I had no idea this existed. It's an incredible collection of WWII memorabilia and an interactive bomb raid with shelter. I would put this on the must see list while in Sicily.

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LUCERNE
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

one of the nicest attractions of Catania. Well done museum, in a new building with a comfortable parking in front of the entrance. There is an interesting section where visitors can see how a small square would have looked like back in the 1940, how it felt being in a bomb shelter and how it would look like after the... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

This is an excellent museum detailing the invasion of Sicily by the Allies from both the Sicilian and from the allied forces perspective. It is difficult to think of another war museum which provides such a balanced perspective. Entrance is 4 Euro and really is a bargain. This is not your traditional museum experience of just looking at exhibits but... More

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Malta, Europe
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

A really good overview of the war in sicily. Worth a visit. It gives a detailed history when, in World War II the allies invaded Sicily to move out the German army.

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The museum is quite good and presents a balanced view of the invasion of Sicily. The introductory tour conducted by a member of the museum staff was good. More axis and allied uniforms than I had seen previously. We encountered a group of Sicilian school kids who wanted to speak english and have a picture taken with the Americans. It... More

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