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Address: Viale Teocrito, 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0931 464022
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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 museum is very large and has a lot of interesting exhibits. Unfortunately, the staff started us off downstairs in a coin exhibit which is fascinating but not of real interest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow! What a lot of stuff! This is a huge collection, covering dozens of digs in Eastern Sicily. Lots of artifacts from millennia before Christ. Displays are not always user-friendly, and one does feel overwhelmed by it all.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The collection is enormous. But only 10% worth displaying. If they made the museum much more selective and a fraction of the size it could be great.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not to miss - the Anadiomene Venus. And the coin/jewelry room. Many people may not appreciate the collection - but it contains the Dekadrachm of Syracuse with the Head of Arethusa and 4 dolphins on the face-side and victory Nike crowning the charioteer on the reverse. Designed by the engraver Kimon, it is believed by many to be the most... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an amazing museum,with artifacts from the Syracuse area. It's located in an archaeological park on the mainland. Especially beautiful pottery.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is very large and has a lot of interesting exhibits. Unfortunately, the staff started us off downstairs in a coin exhibit which is fascinating but not of real interest to us. We were at the Museum for at least 3 hours and got too tired to see the last couple of rooms. It has a great deal of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Spent 3 hours there. So much to see and a lot are well preserved. Only a 5 minute walk from the archeological park de Neopolis

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Such a beautiful and well assorted museum which could easily occupy you for hours...The coin-collection was so spectacular because of the fine quality of the minting. The Arthusa-faces stood out clear as if minted yesterday thuogh 2.500 years old! The other artifacts were also nice, but belong to the more familiar objets d'arts from the Greek civilisation...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2016

... we came because we bought the joint ticket and we were staying not far from here i think you would have to be really really interested in archeology to stay interested all the way around i was hoping for more info specifically about the stuff we say at the archelogical park - like what life was like and how... More 

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Stephentown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

After visiting the ruins, this well organized collection will provide the historical context for what you have seen and the development of surrounding areas. The collection is extensive, and for us, was a bit overwhelming. It provided interesting information and has some beautiful pieces. If you're short for time (or just tired from all the walking and heat), you may... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Museum was very interesting however it really needs audio guides available. Symbols are there, but they don't have them. Too many similar things to look at from different periods but without the guide to help you focus on the key items, it becomes overwhelming.

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