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Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi

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Address: Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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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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Loaded with Rare and Ancient Objects

Extensive collection of very ancient objects. Great staff who are eager to talk to you. One can spend hours here. Features objects from many digs around Sicily. Lighting and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Extensive collection of very ancient objects. Great staff who are eager to talk to you. One can spend hours here. Features objects from many digs around Sicily. Lighting and display need work.

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Warrington, Cheshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the way the museum was set out, easy to view and understand the exhibits, highly recommended. Within walking distance of the archaeological Park. Also a hop on and off bus stop on the road outside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We started out tour off in the coin collection downstairs - and against all my expectations, this turned out to become such an interesting visit - It helps of course to have a private tour guide that can bring all this to life - the whole history of Sicily over the centuries became alive when we looked at these coins.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do go to the lower level! I am not interested in coins, but the exhibit is well worth the time. Beautiful pieces which I coveted and dreamed of ways to make the more interesting bits into jewelry. The jewelry on display rivals the coin collection. The woman who greets you speaks enough English to bring the exhibit to life. Do... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017

AB- Archaeboredom - I found myself suffering from this condition on visiting this place - which was sad as certain exhibits were really significant if you hadn't collapsed or lost interest before you came to them. As was said it is something to do with the building design- yes feng shui nightmare, unclean unmaintained loos and no refreshments etc. Certain... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Lovely architecture and plenty to see. No cafe nor book shop though. Lots of different sections to view and look at - lots of information in English.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

This is one of the most important archaeological museums in Europe. It is well-designed with informative explanations in Italian and English. The coin exhibits in the basement are open in the mornings.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016

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 November 11, 2016 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

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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