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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  • August 16, 2017
    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 »
  • August 16, 2017
    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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  • August 15, 2017
    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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  • 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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