Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi, Syracuse

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Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi has over 18,000 artifacts on display within its 12,000 sq m (129,167 sq ft) exhibition space. Inside a modern museum consisting of interconnected hexagons, view the permanent collection, which displays archaeological finds from prehistory through the Iron Age and the Greek colonization of Sicily. In the garden, notice the remains of an ancient Greek necropolis. Our Syracuse online driving holiday planner makes visiting Museo Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi and other Syracuse attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I think it's one of the finest museums I've visited, collects artifacts over a very long period and tells the story of Syracuse and surrounding areas. We started the visit from the collection coins and jewelry because it contained in the vault in the basement and at 13:30 closes. Try not to lose it because it contains coins hardly visible in trove and finest jewelry. The rest of the Museum is great and for a thorough examination takes time but it is worth every minute spent given the vastness of exhibits that preserves. Loved it all
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  • A great museum that offers a wealth of artifacts to see. The visit starts in the park where several roman statues, sarcophagus and other interesting exhibits are present. Take a stroll immediately rig...  more »
  • Great museum of local and Sicilian history. This whole island is one giant archeological site.delightful gardens easy access by electric bus n°2  more »
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  • A fantastic museum. There is a lot to see, but it is so well curated, you should be able to skip what is of less interest to you. We were interested in all of it :)
  • Very extensive museum, actually a bit too big. We went through it pretty quickly and even then got passed by a lot of people. Could’ve done with a more thorough selection.
  • Must see! Extensive and impressive collection. Plan to spend 3 or more hours.
  • Whilst the building itself seems a bit run down in places, the archeological objects inside are substantial and relevant enough to the area to make this an interesting visit. The musuem is split into 7 sections and gives a fairly decent run through of historical events of Syracuse.
  • There's more Ancient Greek artifacts here than in Athens. I guess that says it all. Unfortunately the museum needs badly some maintenance, a better ordering of the display and definitely more funding. Make sure you don't miss the jewelry and coins exhibit in the cellar.
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