Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, Catania

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Featuring multiple galleries and exhibits about the landing of the Allied forces in Sicily, Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 brings history to life. See photos, newspaper clippings, and artifacts from World War II, and delve into the history surrounding the devastation that occurred in Sicily in 1943. The museum presents information on the events of the war and its effects on the lives of the local people. Experience an air raid in an interactive simulation, and make your way through the rest of the museum for a fuller understanding of these events. Make Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 part of your personalized Catania itinerary using our Catania online trip itinerary builder .
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  • This museum gives an extensive view on the Allied invasion of Sicily. It shows the war from both sides. They have photos, guns, diorama's, wax figures and other memorabilia. Entrance costs €4. The wal...  more »
  • On 15 August 2017, knowing that museums would be open and free, I planned a visit to Catania. After touring for Catania and have seen tightened many museums, I finally saw that the landing Museum and the Museum of cinema were open. Just entered I was greeted by an employee who informs me that the Museum is closed, and not because I was late. It seems disrespectful by the municipality of Catania occupy an employee in a public holiday just to give the false hope that the Museum will be open to tourists and make him say that the Museum is closed. If one sees the closed door comes alone.
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  • I think it's a museum to visit because it is a true piece of our history, the allied landings in Sicily, Sicily, forgotten by the world, agricultural, peasant and these allies who came from the sea she came undernourished children and women in the party, but the language was a real problem and the allies distributed their chocolate, biscuits, bread and much more to make it clear that nn were the enemy and heading north crossed into Italy to Rome where they defeated the enemies, but find it very nice. Not to be missed. I find, however, that a museum so important can not do the closing bridge from Saturday the 15th August! Tourists do not come back ...
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  • This museum was surprisingly really good. There's an interactive tour at the beginning that shows you a Sicilian town and simulates an air raid. Then there are two floors of exhibits with guns, uniforms, maps, etc from the allied invasion of Sicily. We'll laid out and not too overwhelming. Not all of it is curated in English, so we didn't get all of it, but that was fine. It's really interesting to see another country's take on the war. My one criticism is that it doesnt cover the full war timeline, it does the full lead up to the Sicilian invasion, spends a lot of time on the invasion (obviously) and then suddenly your at armistice. Overall, we really enjoyed it 😊
  • Great museum, really gives you a good overview of what happened during the invasion of Sicily. Lots of things only in Italian, but that doesn't really matter.
  • Brilliant air raid simulation along with a brilliant scene of a sicilian town square to walk round in. Bunker in the museum was fun with the real life model shooting the gun surprised us. The conditioning wasnt working when we came but it was posted that that was the case and we were also told that upon arrival. Brilliant museum for anyone interested in ww2 or even just the history of sicily itself a definite must see if you have a spare couple of hours. Cheap too!
  • The museum closes at 16:45, but you can not enter after 15:30 (I think, I might not remember the exact hours). We came there at a few minutes after 15:30, after walking very long in the burning sun with our luggage, but still we could not enter :(. So we just had to wait for a few hours in a café for our bus. Oh I was so disappointed because I had read the other people's comments that it would be so interesting, but now I will never know.
  • One of the best war museums I've ever seen. Worth the 3 hours to get all the detail put into it!

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