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“Very detailed museum”

Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi
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Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse
Ranked #10 of 144 things to do in Syracuse
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed October 14, 2012

There's a lot of artifacts exhibited here, but they're not particularly well tied together to explain the history. There are English titles, though, and it's worth a look if you have the interest.

Thank Tom709
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

It was just ok. The collections show a lot of artifacts found in Sicily and it is organized by region, but I have the feeling that it was focusing more on quantity. More history could have been told in English too. It was a bit repetitive.

Thank Rbferre
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Some information was in English as well as Italian. The museum is small and can be seen in half a day. No real bookshop but friendly staff.

Thank Janice A
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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Can't believe the depth and breadth of this collection. If ancient Greek artifacts, and even pre-Greek artifacts interest you -- from pottery to jewelry to later sculpture -- this is a must see. About a 10 minute walk from the park through a residential neighborhood, you suddenly come upon a beautiful park in which the museum sits. Beautifully designed building shows off the collection. Viewing collections like this always make us realize that human haven't changed much in thousands and thousands of years. Note: yes, safety pins were used at least 2500 yrs ago.

Thank Mot9
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

One of the most enjoyable museums I have visited. I initially planned to see the catacombs first (located around the corner), but they opened later than the museum, so instead visited the museum first. I think I may have been the first person inside and was told that the best way to see the museum was to start in the basement at the coin exhibit. What an excellent suggestion. The curators of this part of the museum were more than happy to walk me through all of the exhibits and tell me about the different coins, where they were found and in what conditions. After seeing this amazing exhibit, I went and visited the different museum rooms upstairs. For the most part, the museum is laid out as a pentagon and each of the rooms is arranged chronologically. This was truly one of the best and most comprehensive historical museums I have visited in Europe. Highly recommend if you like museums!

Thank Terraco10
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