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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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Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse
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Viale Teocrito 66 | Villa Landolina, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 29 May 2015

Over 18,000 finds from all over Sicily are thoughtfully displayed and some are spectacular and beautifully sensual. 'Venus Anadyomene' better known as 'Landline Venus' is a Roman copy of a Greek original and the piece looks as though it was hewn out of marble just...More

1  Thank MarkSurridge
Reviewed 28 May 2015

The museum has one of the best collections anywhere. There are many terracotta vessels, stone carvings, capital statues, etc. There are several "lettered" rooms. Each room has a period them but it essentially a maze of sorts. I guess some thinks this layout is optimal,...More

Thank am08540
Reviewed 26 May 2015

The collection is extensive and laid out in a clear chronological order but there is very little attempt to offer context or interpretation for the layman and certainly not in anything other than Italian. Shame as it would provide a good follow up to a...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Perhaps I was expecting too much from this museum - but having visited some wonderful ones in Greece and other parts of Italy, this one seemed less inspiring with a narrower range of exhibits. The ubiquitous necropoli that surround Syracuse and fill the Sicilian countryside...More

1  Thank bibs28
Reviewed 20 May 2015

I avoided the Greek Theatre given recent reviews. I was hoping for more from the archaeological museum but section D, the one with the most interesting artefacts, was closed with no explanation. There seemed to be plenty of staff elsewhere. No reduction in entry fee....More

1  Thank JavierGonzalez
Reviewed 19 May 2015

One of the best collections of ancient Greek art. The most important thing is that all comes from locations very close to Syracuse. The museum is in a modern building that does not help. It has some sort of hexagonal pattern that leads to a...More

Thank jruizbarcelo
Reviewed 15 May 2015

Scholars of classical antiquity will love this museum, which contains a huge collection of Greek pots, statues and other materials. Everyone else can give it a miss, especially if you've been to archaeological museums in Rome, Athens or Berlin. Most of the collection is thousands...More

1  Thank Vivienne R
Reviewed 10 May 2015

This museum was a must after visiting the catacombs of St Giovanni, which are the biggest after the Roman ones. Many of the archeological treasures found in the catacombs are in the museum and many other interesting pieces.

Thank Ornella3849
Reviewed 6 May 2015

You need to be into history..especially ancient Greek and Roman...then this is fantastic. There is an unbelievable coin collection, including coins from Philip 2 and his sone, Alexander the great. Wonderful collections of earthenware, status and explanation of the various digs. I can see wher...More

Thank Philippo A
Reviewed 3 May 2015

we spent a good 2 hours here, we found it interesting from start to finish, a good collection of items to see

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Benson21
Is there parking near this site and what are the conditions? Also does the combined ticket with the archeological park and Tellaro cover a number of days, or does it have to be used all in one day? Thank you
23 January 2016|
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