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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

Open today: 09:00 - 17:00
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Good museum to visit

It’s a amazing and good museum to slowly visit.you will know about ww2 the history in Sicily. the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
jhen a
via mobile
Great for those interested in WWII

This museum, which focuses exclusively on Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
greenville, sc
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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
+39 095 401 1929
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It’s a amazing and good museum to slowly visit.you will know about ww2 the history in Sicily. the Citizen to encounter the bomb,the house fall down by destroy and terrible experience.can see many things in there. It’s good choice to go.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum, which focuses exclusively on Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943, is valuable to gain an Italian perspective on the invasion. Most of the lager panels are in Italian but there are English translations and subtitles in the films. The visit...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is really off the beaten path. Luckily we were steered here by some locals who knew we were interested in WWII history. The battles in Sicily during the Allied invasion were covered exceedingly well so we came away with a much better understanding...More

Thank Gay O
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent overview if Allied invasion of Sicily. A long walk from cruise port so take a 15 euro taxi. Very well done exhibit that covers all aspects of the Sicilian campaign. The air raid shelter dramatization was unique-you hear the siren, listen to actual panicky...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 31 May 2018

A little hidden away in an old industrial building, but very close to train and bus stations in Catania. It concerns the landing of UK, US troops in Sicily in 1943 in their fight against the Italians and the Germans. The visit starts with a...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 21 May 2018

If you can read Italian it might be informative and worth a visit (as long as you don't need to use the restrooms), otherwise I'd skip it. We arrived during opening hours but the sign on the door said 'closed'. After a while someone came...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A short walk from the centre this is well put together history of the allied landings in 1943. It’s cheap to enter- 4 euros a person and offers a good mix of the history of war from the perspective of both civilians and soldiers- at...More

Thank Stephen H
Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This museum has it all. It is interactive, informative and around every corner there is something surprising and of interest. Such care and attention to detail is rare. We spent over three hours. We have been around the world many times and this stands out...More

Thank badgersend
Reviewed 6 May 2018

Tickets for the museum are very cheap and it's really worth it. A short walking distance from the city centre and 5 minutes from the train station, the premises also host the Cinema museum (another recommended visit). Very well set up, the bomb shelter experience...More

Thank Jorge C
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Don’t be put off by the museum’s “latest” Facebook post being a summary of its 2016 (yes 2016) opening hours or the rather drab exterior and reception area. This is a terrific museum to visit for anyone interested in World War II in general, the...More

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9 February 2017|
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Response from MayaAngel13 | Reviewed this property |
It's not far. We went with local bus and we walked from the bus station.
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2 July 2016|
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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.
20 April 2016|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure about summer hours but when I visited they open at 0900 and close at 4pm. There appeared to be some confusion about lunch as the staff dis not agree on this one! It seems that 12:30 until 2pm is lunch time... More