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. 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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  • Well displayed story of Italy during WWII with touch of American, German and Canadian history. People who work there do not speak English, but they were very helpful and did try to explain the display...  more »
  • One of the most beautiful and interesting museums I've visited! This museum is the history of anglo-American troops landing in Sicily and the subsequent liberation from Nazism and fascism. After a brief and interesting introductory movie about World War II is accompanied by a very knowledgeable and helpful in a shed where he played an old Sicilian square nicely landscaped degli anni ' 40 while you can see it really comprehensive explanation. Then you will be escorted to another truly exceptional room which however did not reveal anything because the element of surprise makes unexpected and really well thought out. Once the first part Wizard you can start independently along a very interesting path where exposed stories, facts, newspapers, uniforms and armament of Italians, Germans, British and American fighters. In short, this museum is a must see and for what it offers the entry only costs 4 € (reduced € 2)! I highly recommend it! Congratulations! And especially thank you TripAdvisor which I became aware of this museum unfortunately little noticed by the municipality!
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  • Extensive. Does a good job, with elaborate displays, of portraying what it was like to live through this time. Very very little English. In my view, you need a guide to understand the museum. We had a...  more »