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“Finest Archaeological Museum ever...”

Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi
Ranked #14 of 149 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 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 curated, and beautifully displayed. And, they have a coin collection that is unreal. Highest possible recommendation, we will visit again.

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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 the vast collection of coins and jewelry in the D section in the cellar.

1  Thank Proefkonijn
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

The problem for this famous museum is that it has lots of exhibits shown in an old fashioned way. The experience starts off badly because all the geological descriptions on entering the museum are in Italian - you get mixed Italian / English later on. With such proven history you might have expected some short videos on how people lived, made the objects on display etc. After sections A and B, we gave up and went for a coffee. There is so much this museum could do to improve the situation. Someone ought to visit a Smithonian in the US to see how they bring history alive and not cheapen it.

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Reviewed 6 September 2013 via mobile

God this museum is awful. It even made me a bit angry. It has 1 statue that is worth 10 minutes or so but even that is hardly unique - the Venus. Otherwise, it boasts some of the worst curating ever. They've just filled the ground floor with pottery, and the most soporific informations boards ever made. And it really is just
Pots. More pots than I've ever seen. And frankly I don't think anyone is that interested in pots. I think even people who wrote doctorates about terracotta pots are just pretending. Don't bother going.

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Reviewed 27 August 2013

A modern museum located very close to the Mercure Hotel and the Madonna delle Lacrimae church. Not all the exhibits and signs were translated from Italian and there were no guidebooks or leaflets in other languages which would have been an advantage.

Interesting to see how Sicily has been influenced by other cultures over the centuries.

There is neither a café / restaurant nor a shop.

1  Thank dfscot
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