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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  • We went here to see what was Sicily in those years and how did the operation. In the first part of museums there was a reconstruction of a "village" of those years, really very well done. Then we walked into a room where they recreate the atmosphere of the bombing on the city at night. Then the Museum kept with various photos of education, weapons and military operation step by step explanations. Great Museum, for those who pass by there a must.
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  • We were passing to embark in Catania and while we waited for the ferry went to see this Museum, discovered by chance on the internet. It was a pleasant revelation: it is modern and very well equipped. The first part of the route where he was rebuilt a vintage village before and after a bombing is really impressive. I've seen similar museums in Normandy and can vouch that this is quite up. Well worth a visit.
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  • Force and first of all, look at the video with a group of junior high school students in Italy who, off-campus learning style and English-speaking tourists. And only reluctantly came because it was raining, but forced! let tour unpleasant, like have been angry. Video still completely destroyed all over Sicily at that time was quite shocking but very interesting entranced. While siren blaring in the dimly lit space and then mimics the air-raid shelter bombing sound vibrates the sound Chair attraction. I felt had everything on the entrance fee of 6 euros. Exhibits tend to be a mannequin then little spoiled, but forgot the last exhibit, Phil Stern pictures only good things in the time, entranced. Building plant closed for renovation of of is only building worthy of a visit would be. Good to go.
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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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