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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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09:00 - 18:00
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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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This museum is very large and has a lot of interesting exhibits. Unfortunately, the staff started us off downstairs in a coin exhibit which is fascinating but not of real interest... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 November 2016
Rural Nova Scotia
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is an amazing museum,with artifacts from the Syracuse area. It's located in an archaeological park on the mainland. Especially beautiful pottery.

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Rural Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

This museum is very large and has a lot of interesting exhibits. Unfortunately, the staff started us off downstairs in a coin exhibit which is fascinating but not of real interest to us. We were at the Museum for at least 3 hours and got too tired to see the last couple of rooms. It has a great deal of... More 

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Indian Rocks Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Spent 3 hours there. So much to see and a lot are well preserved. Only a 5 minute walk from the archeological park de Neopolis

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Such a beautiful and well assorted museum which could easily occupy you for hours...The coin-collection was so spectacular because of the fine quality of the minting. The Arthusa-faces stood out clear as if minted yesterday thuogh 2.500 years old! The other artifacts were also nice, but belong to the more familiar objets d'arts from the Greek civilisation...

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

... we came because we bought the joint ticket and we were staying not far from here i think you would have to be really really interested in archeology to stay interested all the way around i was hoping for more info specifically about the stuff we say at the archelogical park - like what life was like and how... More 

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Stephentown, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

After visiting the ruins, this well organized collection will provide the historical context for what you have seen and the development of surrounding areas. The collection is extensive, and for us, was a bit overwhelming. It provided interesting information and has some beautiful pieces. If you're short for time (or just tired from all the walking and heat), you may... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

Museum was very interesting however it really needs audio guides available. Symbols are there, but they don't have them. Too many similar things to look at from different periods but without the guide to help you focus on the key items, it becomes overwhelming.

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East Anglia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

I spent a very enjoyable wet morning here. There is something for everyone, coins,jewellery, pottery a end sculptures. Although it is a relatively modern building the layout is a bit of a maze so don't forget your ball of string!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

A fabulous 60's designed building that allows visitors to flow through the exhibitions in a simple uncomplicated way. You can just walk straight past the conjestion areas with visitors on tour. By creating a shop selling a few simple replicas they could fund maintenence on the building and keep all this history safe. It was raining when we visited and... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Very nice and well organized museum if you are interested in the old history of Siracusa and surroundings. We visited section A, B, and C only. A shows the pre-historic era, B the period under the Greek role and C the Roman era. All of it very interesting but some may think a little two many artefacts perhaps. Well worth... More 

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