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Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi

Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 464022
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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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Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 464022
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Reviewed 6 January 2015

It is a pity that with all the artifacts they have in this museum they don't even have a map to help you navigate your way around it. The museum is nice but it was cold, they had no guides, no map, and even most...More

Thank air72
Reviewed 3 January 2015

make sure you purchase your ticket first (on the opposite side of the park). The Greek theater is impressive. the other area is not well maintained. There is an APP offered to share more information. Weak internet signal in the area and very complicated download/install/sign-up...More

Thank Andreas777
Reviewed 29 December 2014

This is the most complete museum, with two floor, the ground floor with 3 section, A,B and C and the upper floor the section D.I was surpraise they let us take potos, every section has a unique colection, My time was very good an well...More

Thank Australia-Irene
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I think it would be no exaggeration to say this is one of the best archaeological museums in Italy and in the world. It has lots of very valuable exhibits, from pre-historic, to Greek and Roman times. There is a special section dedicated to coins....More

Thank Dana B
Reviewed 13 December 2014

I thought it would be another Greco Roman exhibit. It was excellent. The highlights were the upstairs and coin exhibit

Thank awithj
Reviewed 4 December 2014

This museum, my wife and I agree, is the only reason to leave the island of Ortygia while in Syracuse. We walked, and got lost twice trying to find our way via a map and local resident directions. A security guard at the museum just...More

Thank Andrew K
Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

One of the better antiquity museums I have been to. It seems that Sicily was peopled by multitudes of different groups most of whom have their own areas for pottery, statuary and architecture in the museum. Some incredible pottery that was recovered intact as well...More

Thank BobxxxxCindy
Reviewed 11 November 2014

The museum, named for Paolo Orsi, the archaeologist responsible for many of the early 20th century excavations in Sicily, contains an interesting collection of artifacts arranged to take you from the prehistoric eras through the Greek colonization onward. It is definitely worth a visit, especially...More

Thank macman1940
Reviewed 3 November 2014

This outstanding archaeological museum in siracusa, Sicily is well worth a 3 or more hour visit if you love beautiful objects. Paolo Orsi spent decades uncovering the secrets of past cultures and they are housed in this beautiful museum. Sicily was literally covered in mini...More

Thank clairinbayfield
Reviewed 2 November 2014

Very well laid out museum full of information on Greek and Roman artefacts. Would have liked the geological and historical section to have had English translations like the rest of the exhibits but there was plenty to keep your attention for hours.

Thank John S
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