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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  • 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.
  • An excellent museum, only given the profusion and wealth of Syracuse history and the ambition of presenting it all, for a normal person with limited knowledge of the antiquity and classical studies, the museum is difficult to understand and can even get frustrating. A more pedagogical approach might be useful, especially as some measures are already there : the interpretative videos. A better, simpler digest is needed.
  • The museum is quite interesting to people who are curious about the history of Sicily. It has loads of pottery and findings of the former civilization that resided on the island. The place is clean and well organized. I would recommend it for history classes.
  • Most excellent museum, at least 2-3 hours for walking through. Mainly greek antiquities and a lot of pottery (although those on display are among the best). Items mostly Sicilian but very exhaustive collection for all major sites around Syracusa. Good explanations in english for most exhibits (The central exhibition of founding archeologist being an exeption). Exhibition is arranged by areas/cities (plus a general prehistoric /geological section). Flooplan is slightly confusing but mostly arranged in linear if convoluted fashion. Two floors plus basement. Very poor bookshop, about 3 english books. Extensive coin collection with coins from all major Greek colonies in basement (no photography in coin room, othervise allowed). Museum itself is a piece of architecture. No coffee shop or food. Vending machines with candy, soda and coffee downstairs (next to WC). Small garden with sargophagii and tombstones outside next to entrance. Combination tickets for both archeological park and museum 13€ (2017).
  • Incredible, but remember you'll need more than 2 hrs. But it's worth.

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