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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 13 September 2015

A lovely museum, the building itself is really interesting, pentagon like shaped and atrium style which allows natural light in from many sides. Basically everything discovered in Sicily is in here. Some really old T-shaped vases (15,000 BC), dwarf elephant skeletons, a giant coin collection...More

1  Thank Fred G
Reviewed 10 September 2015

This is the type of museum for those who really want to dedicate some time to exploring it. It has a wealth of exhibits and archaeological information that is unimaginable and overwhelming. It is very well organized, accessible and maintained. Most exhibits, if not all,...More

Thank Andy B
Reviewed 9 September 2015

A brilliant museum with artefacts dating back to 7,000BC. Sicily was even home to a small elephant like creature. The history of the area is well represented in this really great museum.

Thank Dot G
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Very impressive and informative museum from geological, neolithic, tombs to Greek objects and sculptures and the adelfi sarcophagus. Can be a lot to take in all at once, especially if you're hot and bothered!

Thank chickenmomo
Reviewed 31 August 2015

A very large museum with an equally large number of exhibits. Have to confess that I hurried through the very early exhibits of pre history flints and animal bones and was more interested in the Greek archaeolical finds of very fine pottery and statues, large...More

Thank Doraflora
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Impressive collection but unless you are a fan /connoisseur of 4th century BC coins and pots one can have too much a good thing. Teenage offspring definitely got rather bored.....

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 21 August 2015

plenty of wonderful exhibits but...appallingly curated; half the lighting and air conditioning wasn't working, and in the beastly heat and missed most of the stuff. appalling.

1  Thank guycrulsLondon_UK
Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

What an amazing collection.Priceless.There does need to be more air conditioning though!! A great insight into the history of Siracusa..just go and soend a few hours there if you have time.

Thank bellacabo
Reviewed 7 August 2015

This museum is a must see if you are in Syracuse. Get the combo ticket for both the museum and the Archaeological Park. The museum has a interesting coin collection, nice pottery and some good sculptures. Unless you have a particular interest in one of...More

Thank dapaze
Reviewed 4 August 2015

A huge museum which will take hours to visit in detail (which we did not have!) We were surprised with the numismatic (coin) exhibition within the basement vault. The curator, Miss Rosalba, gave a very good and vivid explanation on this normally dull topic of...More

Thank ixxiki
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