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Address: Via Capodieci and Via Roma, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
09:00 - 12:30
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Mon - Sat 09:00 - 19:00

Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's...

Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's "St. Lucy" plus other important and inspiring works of art.

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Nice escape in Ortigia

Did not know about this place until we saw the sign in the street. This is a nice museum to get you away from the streets of Ortigia for a while. Perfect location in an old... read more

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28 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Did not know about this place until we saw the sign in the street. This is a nice museum to get you away from the streets of Ortigia for a while. Perfect location in an old Palazzo. Art from Roman/Byzantine to 19th-century. If you are into history and want a break from vendors and cafes, don't miss this! Definitely worth... More 

Thank Upplandsleden
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Admission is €8 per person but this place is worth every cent. We were spellbound for almost a couple of hours, wandering round looking at artworks in stone, paint, wax, terracotta, embroidery, ceramics and metal covering the fifth century to the nineteenth and early 20th centuries. The depth of human talent on display is amazing. There is wonderful work in... More 

Thank lawdylawdy
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent a wonderful 1.5 hours here enjoying the gorgeous building itself including sympathetic modern additions, as well as the sculpture, paintings and amazing carriages and textiles, an absolute delight.

Thank peediewife
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76 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We liked this museum, but some might not like it if they are not happy with a collection of Church art of the 15th c. The collection of church art is very good, and most of it is local to Sicily and to Syracuse. The exhibit galleries are laid out in a pattern and you follow this easily from room... More 

Thank Herbert M
Seattle, Washington
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We did not know much of this gallery until wandering in on a free day in May 2016. It was delightful and very rewarding. Entry is from a well travelled alley with nice restaurants. The courtyard is nice. In addition to some outstanding pieces by Minniti & Da Messina there were several other great local works of art. The larger... More 

Thank Rick O
Katy Wroclawskie, Poland
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

In case you feel like a bit of culture, you might enter to admire small altars of the region, gothic masterpieces. To be done in a bit less than 2h.

Thank magdalenawro2017
Melbourne, Australia
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201 reviews
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Bellomo houses some excellent paintings and artifacts from sicily. If visiting download the app as it can be used to lern about the exhibition. There is free wi fi which also helps. very nice - needs about 1 hour

Thank Fitzroytraveller
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Some amazing art works in here! The best thing about it was on the day I went there was only me and one other person in the gallery. There wasn't many English speakers there so don't expect an audio guide. But it is well worth a look.

Thank Heather L
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 27 June 2016

There is an 8€ entrance fee p.p. It is worth every Euro in my opinion. A fine collection of some of the treasures of Syracuse dating from Greek, Roman and Byzantine periods through to the Norman , Swabian and later 17-18 Century. If you are interested in history , art and architecture then you will find it fascinating.

Thank N55tony
Lancaster, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Small museum built round a courtyard in a back street (well, that's not saying much for Ortigia). The highlight is the Antonella da Messina Annunciazione... Breathtaking in itself but if you watch the film about the restoration (it's in Italian, but the film is easy to follow), even more so. There's also at the time of writing a fascinating short... More 

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