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Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi

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Address: Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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This is the most extensive archaeological museum in Sicily, with its wide...

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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The museum is huge and has an amazing amount of information about the Siracusa and surrounding areas.The info can be overwhelming and you would need days to absorbed it all. My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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London
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Well worth combining with a trip to the Greek Theatre. Its only a 10-15 walk away. Some great artefacts. There is a very good interactive application allowing you to see what are the top 10-20 pieces to see in the museum. Make sure you go, I think before 1pm when you can see the jewellery & coins in the basement.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is an important repository of artefacts ranging from the earliest Neolithic age until the end of the Roman era. The collection of coins is internationally famous, and the ceramics are outstanding.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If I was touring the ancient sites of this region again, I would start here. it is very informative of the regional archareology, and for those visiting Megara Hyblaea especially, this is is a must before visiting it. Photography is not allowed, (but you can get away with it if you are discrete!)

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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the interactive display which highlighted the not to be missed objects in the galleries. Shame they could not just put them all in one room! There was a very frustrating layout I usually enjoy this sort of museum. There are some great items of sculpture, pottery and bronze but were hard to find!

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Caterham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I should have guessed that this museum would be full of finds from archaelogical digs, but when faced with hundreds and hundreds of similar items I think there could be a little more selection and pick out more of the key items. It was still interesting, but for an adult into history. The layout is slightly confusing at times and... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is huge and has an amazing amount of information about the Siracusa and surrounding areas.The info can be overwhelming and you would need days to absorbed it all. My only suggestion is if the could have more information in English and if their signage could be better. They need more staff and audios or guides would be.helpful.This museum... More 

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would think that this museum would be excellent for scholars. There are thousands, literally , of objects all labelled and displayed in a well laid out plan according to date

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northampton
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The exhibits are mind blowing and extensive and the whole building is well laid out and restful. The jewellery and coin exhibition, which is temporary so may be over now, was a real high light with a passionate curator to explain the artefacts. These were displayed extremely well, and I found it so interesting to trace the development and history... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I'm not much into history and museums generally do not hold much appeal for me but I loved this one! They have such a large collection that is laid out incredibly well! Every sign has an English translation and the layout is easy to follow with arrows showing you the way. Definitely worth a visit!

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 10 April 2017

The contents of the museum are very nice; lots to see and well explained. The building itself is in need of some repair and paint. Quite a history well depicted by artefacts.

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