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Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi

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Address: Viale Teocrito, 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0931 464022
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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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Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse
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Important collection of Syracuse's past

The museum, named for Paolo Orsi, the archaeologist responsible for many of the early 20th century excavations in Sicily, contains an interesting collection of artifacts arranged... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2014 via mobile

One of the better antiquity museums I have been to. It seems that Sicily was peopled by multitudes of different groups most of whom have their own areas for pottery, statuary and architecture in the museum. Some incredible pottery that was recovered intact as well as a vault room full of ancient coins and jewelry accompanied by descriptions of their... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

The museum, named for Paolo Orsi, the archaeologist responsible for many of the early 20th century excavations in Sicily, contains an interesting collection of artifacts arranged to take you from the prehistoric eras through the Greek colonization onward. It is definitely worth a visit, especially after visiting some of the archaeological sites around Syracuse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

This outstanding archaeological museum in siracusa, Sicily is well worth a 3 or more hour visit if you love beautiful objects. Paolo Orsi spent decades uncovering the secrets of past cultures and they are housed in this beautiful museum. Sicily was literally covered in mini settlements with their necropoli filled with treasures. This little island is a very culturally rich... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Very well laid out museum full of information on Greek and Roman artefacts. Would have liked the geological and historical section to have had English translations like the rest of the exhibits but there was plenty to keep your attention for hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2014

Don't believe the guidebooks this is a great if disorganized use um with so much incredible objects. Great for putting all the sites you visit into perspective. Staff could try and clean the place instead of sitting talking for 3 hours though.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2014

If you are a coin or jewlry buff...this museum is a must see. We were treated to the most wonderful exposition of ancient Greek and Roman coins plus antiquity jewlry dating as far back as hundreds of years BC - a one of a kind collection. In addition to the fabulous collection, a wonderfully knowledgeable ( perhaps a curator) spent... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

This modern museum has been laid out beautifully. The displays lead you along a gentle path through all the displays. You need to be keen - my husband got 'artefacted out' after the third room but they have made such a great effort in this place that I did finish it. Occasionally we couldn't find an English translation which we... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2014

Usually my view of old rubble and broken shards of pottery is that they are good for curing insomnia. Thus I was very pleasantly surprised here. Beautiful building, displaying everything in an excellent manner to make it all more understandable. An archeologist's dream, and a surprisingly positive experience even for old rubble-bashers. Could have spent longer. Tip: buy your combo... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

Well worth going to see, wish we had a guide to explain more, we did learn from the curator of the coin collection which made that very interesting. Seeing the museum before visiting the amphitheaters and catacombs was the right sequence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2014

I think this is the best organized museum I have seen in a long time. The archeological finds are organized by the local communities that sprang up 2600 years ago.

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