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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

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Fantastic Museum, A Hidden Gem

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Which is saying a lot. It is a relatively low... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Michael K
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Albany, NY
CORRECTION - it is accessible to non-Italian speakers

Previous reviewer stated that the museum was not accessible to non-Italians because their tour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeffrey H
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New Rochelle, New York
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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...more
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Viale Africa | Piazzale Rocco Chinnici , Centro Culturale Le Ciminiere, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
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+39 095 401 1929
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Italy. Which is saying a lot. It is a relatively low tech museum, but it is done so well, and teaches a very interesting story of the Allied "D Day " invasion of Sicily in...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michael K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Previous reviewer stated that the museum was not accessible to non-Italians because their tour guides were only in Italian. Not true. I asked for and received a tour in English. It was very informative and quite friendly.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jeffrey H
Reviewed June 9, 2019

interesting and cultural. Very necessary to understand the story. A great exhibition with good performance and entertainment for children. interessante e culturale. Molto necessario per capire la storia. Una grande mostra con buone prestazioni e intrattenimento per i bambini.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank KateOwen
Reviewed May 25, 2019 via mobile

This museum brings alive a very important almost forgotten part of WW2. The introduction is by film. Then you have pre and post air raid representations. From there it’s self guided. There are many contemporaneous fils and photos. Well worth the visit.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank RedNige
Reviewed May 16, 2019

Good museum, it shows the impact of the second world war on Sicily, plenty to see. There is no cafe or restaurant, and a word of warning the one across the dual carriageway (there are zebra crossings) is a complete rip off for tourists (...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 11, 2019

This museum was the first site we visited in Catania where we concluded our 2 week Rick Steves tour of the island which started in Palermo. Friends had visited it & highly recommended it. However, if our RS tour guide had not explained in detail...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Beachbumman
Reviewed May 11, 2019

Yes, the museum is largely in Italian, but the descriptions on the first floor are all available in English as well. If you really want to read everything, get Google Translate on your phone and you'll be able to work it out. I could not...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank LearningItalian
Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

Until this visit to Sicily I had never appreciated the scale of the Allied landings here nor of the suffering of the local population as a consequence. This museum is very thoughtfully laid-out and is very balanced and fair-minded in explaining the events of that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank SherylVG13
Reviewed April 21, 2019

A must see in Catania. The thought and effort put in this museum was amazing. It was someone's labor of love. I had no idea what to expect but it exceeded everything. From the air raid shelter simulation to the reading on lost soldiers it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank bigitalyfan
Reviewed April 8, 2019

Too bad that more people don't know about this fantastic experience. Even the locals are unaware. Every hotel in Catania and the surrounding area should have a brochure available for tourists.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Response from March_Break_Canadian | Reviewed this property |
No we did not, but we drove past a Canadian cemetery between Syaracuse and Catania.
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It's not far. We went with local bus and we walked from the bus station.
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
It's a very short distance from the main train station, which is obviously well connected to everything, so you can easily get to it from pretty much all over.
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