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Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum (Museo Archeologico Paolo Orsi)

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Address: Viale Teocrito 66, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931-464-022
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Description: 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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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

not for amateurs, and poorly organised very hot too much to see,, and the best bit, the coins closed on the day we went-shame......

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 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 panorama of the period to make it more interesting for the visitors!

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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 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 church which will also be on your itinerary!

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Cumming, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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.

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South Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 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!

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Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

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

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 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 yesterday. Surprisingly the Museum is still very much a 'work in progress' and there are... More 

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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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, but we found it confusing especially if you want to jump around. Today they decided... More 

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Twickenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 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 visit to the Greek theatre.

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Address: Address: Viale Teocrito 66, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931-464-022
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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