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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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Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse
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Well preserved finds!

Quite large with lots to see. We only visited two of the five rooms. Well organized with tons of archeological finds from different areas and times. What was truly amazing was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 January 2015
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2015

Quite large with lots to see. We only visited two of the five rooms. Well organized with tons of archeological finds from different areas and times. What was truly amazing was the amount of objects from very small to fairly large, which are intact! Others are quite complete after restoration work. I don't give it a five star because of... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

It is a pity that with all the artifacts they have in this museum they don't even have a map to help you navigate your way around it. The museum is nice but it was cold, they had no guides, no map, and even most of the explanatory signs were in English. Make sure you are well informed before you... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2015

make sure you purchase your ticket first (on the opposite side of the park). The Greek theater is impressive. the other area is not well maintained. There is an APP offered to share more information. Weak internet signal in the area and very complicated download/install/sign-up procedure.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

This is the most complete museum, with two floor, the ground floor with 3 section, A,B and C and the upper floor the section D.I was surpraise they let us take potos, every section has a unique colection, My time was very good an well spend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2014

I think it would be no exaggeration to say this is one of the best archaeological museums in Italy and in the world. It has lots of very valuable exhibits, from pre-historic, to Greek and Roman times. There is a special section dedicated to coins. There are lots of jars and amphorae, statues and sarcophagi from those times. Highly recommended,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2014

I thought it would be another Greco Roman exhibit. It was excellent. The highlights were the upstairs and coin exhibit

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2014

This museum, my wife and I agree, is the only reason to leave the island of Ortygia while in Syracuse. We walked, and got lost twice trying to find our way via a map and local resident directions. A security guard at the museum just shook his head at two tourists who had walked there, and were walking back. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 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 12 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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