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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

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This a very interesting museum if your are interested in miltary history, particularly WW2 history... read more

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StamfordBridge1905
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Excellent history lesson of largest sea invasion prior to Normandy

Nicely presented. Yes, there are English explanations. You just have to look for them. THere is... read more

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The "Allied Landings in Sicily Museum" (Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943) is housed in one of the buildings forming the "Ciminiere" cultural centre. The museum narrates the events that took place in Sicily from 10 July to 8 September 1943...more
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Viale Africa | Piazzale Rocco Chinnici , Centro Culturale Le Ciminiere, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday

This a very interesting museum if your are interested in miltary history, particularly WW2 history. The importance of the allied invasion of Sicily cannot be understated by historians and the people of Sicily alike. This is a great museum documenting the details of the allies...More

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Reviewed yesterday

Nicely presented. Yes, there are English explanations. You just have to look for them. THere is a new Pavillion - The Phil Stern Pavillion . Famous Hollywood photographer Phil Stern was a US Army photographer with Darby’s Rangers and participated in the invasion n 1943....More

Thank Ben S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This museum has interesting strategies in exhibition making. The curatorial design was professional and absorbing for the viewer. There is a re-creation of a 1940s street and an immersive experience in a bomb shelter using lighting, sound and movement.

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a amazing and good museum to slowly visit.you will know about ww2 the history in Sicily. the Citizen to encounter the bomb,the house fall down by destroy and terrible experience.can see many things in there. It’s good choice to go.

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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

This museum, which focuses exclusively on Operation Husky, the Allied invasion of Sicily in 1943, is valuable to gain an Italian perspective on the invasion. Most of the lager panels are in Italian but there are English translations and subtitles in the films. The visit...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This museum is really off the beaten path. Luckily we were steered here by some locals who knew we were interested in WWII history. The battles in Sicily during the Allied invasion were covered exceedingly well so we came away with a much better understanding...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent overview if Allied invasion of Sicily. A long walk from cruise port so take a 15 euro taxi. Very well done exhibit that covers all aspects of the Sicilian campaign. The air raid shelter dramatization was unique-you hear the siren, listen to actual panicky...More

Thank James C
Reviewed 31 May 2018

A little hidden away in an old industrial building, but very close to train and bus stations in Catania. It concerns the landing of UK, US troops in Sicily in 1943 in their fight against the Italians and the Germans. The visit starts with a...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 22 May 2018

If you can read Italian it might be informative and worth a visit (as long as you don't need to use the restrooms), otherwise I'd skip it. We arrived during opening hours but the sign on the door said 'closed'. After a while someone came...More

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Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

A short walk from the centre this is well put together history of the allied landings in 1943. It’s cheap to enter- 4 euros a person and offers a good mix of the history of war from the perspective of both civilians and soldiers- at...More

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cathsheen
10 February 2017|
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Response from MayaAngel13 | Reviewed this property |
It's not far. We went with local bus and we walked from the bus station.
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Joy S
3 July 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
It's a very short distance from the main train station, which is obviously well connected to everything, so you can easily get to it from pretty much all over.
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aileenygibbons
21 April 2016|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure about summer hours but when I visited they open at 0900 and close at 4pm. There appeared to be some confusion about lunch as the staff dis not agree on this one! It seems that 12:30 until 2pm is lunch time... More
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