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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
+39 0931 464022
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

An astonishing building, a honeycomb design. The prehistory of sicily is shown chronologically with geology and archaeology. Breathtaking displays, from tiny elephant skeletons to 5 foot high storage jars, beautifully lit and all well documented. It was strangely empty of other visitors, tour buses which...More

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Lots of artifacts including pottery, statues, sculptures, jewelry and coins depicting the history of Sicily. Some date back to the 6th, 7th and 8th century BC! Some signs in English, but no English brochure was available (only in Italian). We had a guide, which helped...More

Thank islandreams
Reviewed 8 October 2013

When we went it was pleasantly empty of visitors, so that made it a more comfortable wander through. There was no English language guide book (that we saw), so some personal interpretation was needed. Frankly, I thought there was just too much similar stuff in...More

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Modern museum, well laid out. Gives geological origins of the island and archaeological finds from many sites in the area. Closes end of September until new year. Toilets are good, but there are no refreshments available, other than some drinks from a vending machine.

1  Thank Geordiegirl7150
Reviewed 1 October 2013

If you are willing to tolerate the lack of AC and the prohibition against photography, and are not easily bored by an installation in which objects are grouped chronologically by site (which tends to be boringly repetitive), then the collections in this museum are a...More

2  Thank Bob B
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Fantastic museum with wonderful displays. Sadly there is no cafe and only a drinks machine. Also, again sadly no postcards, books etc with the exception of small brochure. Shame because its a fantastic place

Thank marypendine
Reviewed 23 September 2013

A must-see if you're into ancient history. Most of the exhibits have accompanying English text, but not all of them. I was surprised to see that there was a LOT of pottery in this museum. It makes you wonder what our civilization's "pottery" will be...More

Thank Randy O
Reviewed 20 September 2013

The underground 1st - 2nd century catacomb complex is huge, and in part built into earlier Greek water cisterns. It's worth knowing, however, that the catacombs can only be visited as part of a guided tour. Depending on the size of the tour group it...More

Thank Adrian2753
Reviewed 15 September 2013

We are museum goers, and we travel worldwide. We thought we had seen the best collections the world has to offer, until we went here. We spent almost a whole day visiting. It was still not enough time. The collection is breathtaking!! It is well...More

4  Thank SallyCalifornia
Reviewed 10 September 2013

This museum has an impressive thousands of objects from all over Sicily ranging from mostly the bronze age to the dark ages. There are several really impressive vases, statues, weapons and jewelry mostly recovered from grave sites. Make sure to also take a look at...More

1  Thank Proefkonijn
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