Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943, Catania

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History Museum Museum
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. Work out when and for how long to visit Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943 and other Catania attractions using our handy Catania travel itinerary planner.
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  • We have been to this museum on the last Sunday of this July. Staff knowledgable and helpful. Very nice and impressive. Our son, 16-year-old, loved it, especially when we entered the bunker with simulated bombing. Pity that in total there were only 6 visitors, including a anzioano gentleman who had experienced war ... a Pang in the heart to visit the Museum and listen to who really had lived and endured the war. The tour lasts about two hours and the Council really. The only discordant note was the observation of the fact that very few people visit this Museum, little noticed and valued. I hope for a better future.
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  • Extensive documentation, great layout, easily accessible by subway. Unfortunately conosciutoda few. The adjacent Museum of cinema is equally interesting and pleasant
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  • The four stars are for the missing English translations for most information boards. The documentation is very accurate and the bomb shelter simulation is impressive. For those who know the details of...  more »
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  • One of the best war museums I've ever seen. Worth the 3 hours to get all the detail put into it!
  • Nice place to know more about WWII history.
  • Very nice.
  • Has a vast collection of weapons, uniforms and objects from the landings of 1943. The trail is well laid out, understandable and detailed. Simulation of aerial bombardment is exciting. There are also many statues and reconstructions of life-size environments, scale models, collections of weapons, even heavy.
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  • Beautiful Museum framed by the ancient sulphur refineries
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