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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 5 days ago

A fascinating collection of Roman and ancient Greek artifacts with good signage. The remarkable and comprehensive coin collection depicts the history of Syracuse, from items used for exchange before coinage through ancient Greek and Roman coins. We initially were concerned about the vastness of the...More

Thank JPSWashington_DC
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited only the Greek ages. 1,5 hour. Huge number of craters, amphoras, etc from burial sites/necropolis. Gave only the most essential information, little context. Pre-reading helps. A must if you are interested in the Greek ages

Thank 389huibt
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a must-see if you are interested in archeology. The museum is modern and its displays are organized chronologically, so you can follow the history from the prehistoric on up. Many fine Greek statues are shown. If you visit in the morning, the coin...More

Thank rondi3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum had a lot of artifacts and was well organized. I personally appreciated that it started with prehistoric and geologic history. Not many archaeological museums will do that.

Thank travelingislandgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth combining with a trip to the Greek Theatre. Its only a 10-15 walk away. Some great artefacts. There is a very good interactive application allowing you to see what are the top 10-20 pieces to see in the museum. Make sure you go,...More

Thank the_holloways
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This museum is an important repository of artefacts ranging from the earliest Neolithic age until the end of the Roman era. The collection of coins is internationally famous, and the ceramics are outstanding.

Thank Methymna
Reviewed 12 May 2017

If I was touring the ancient sites of this region again, I would start here. it is very informative of the regional archareology, and for those visiting Megara Hyblaea especially, this is is a must before visiting it. Photography is not allowed, (but you can...More

Thank Rod F
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We enjoyed the interactive display which highlighted the not to be missed objects in the galleries. Shame they could not just put them all in one room! There was a very frustrating layout I usually enjoy this sort of museum. There are some great items...More

Thank Teresa N
Reviewed 7 May 2017

I should have guessed that this museum would be full of finds from archaelogical digs, but when faced with hundreds and hundreds of similar items I think there could be a little more selection and pick out more of the key items. It was still...More

Thank Jimvin
Reviewed 29 April 2017

The museum is huge and has an amazing amount of information about the Siracusa and surrounding areas.The info can be overwhelming and you would need days to absorbed it all. My only suggestion is if the could have more information in English and if their...More

Thank inuvit
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