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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  • We visited this museum the first Sunday of August. The collection is very rich with pieces of great importance. The arrangement, however, is barely watchable, with dusty storefronts, some unenlightened and most importantly the air conditioning of most salt did not work. It is therefore a potentially very interesting Museum, but must improve to make it more enjoyable.
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  • Unfortunately the Museum does not offer the possibility of a guided tour, whereupon the Council before visiting the archeological sites and to ask the guides if they are willing to make a visit to the Museum (Lorenzo is one of them). The exhibits are very many and to the latest salt there is some confusion in understanding the path that we should follow, also some displays that were supposed to project explanations (as in the first rooms) were not in operation. Even some storefronts had faulty lights or were poorly lit. In the last room upstairs was too hot, maybe to a fault in the air conditioning. Finally, an area that was closed to the public simply by a cord, without explanations. The Museum has a lot of potential, but without a full explanation about the exhibits shown is confusing, although touch screens with explanations, in my opinion anyway. I would recommend you use a guided tour service at least 3-4 times a day.
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  • As expected the archaeological collection of the Museum Paolo Orsi is exceptionally rich, above all the corresponding to the period of splendor of the Greek cities. What was not expected is the sorry state of the Museum: warm rooms, many cabinets without light, most filled with dirt (including dead insects) and almost no interpretation at all.
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  • Extensive and well stocked. Information limited in English. Coins a highlight. No cafe
  • Great collection, but frustrating because many of the display lights appeared to be burned out.
  • Very interesting both the exibits and the architecture/set up of the museum. Loved it
  • Cool and very well organized. Nice pieces and very good explanations
  • Huge museum, so many things to see, beautiful!

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