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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

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Reviewed 5 days ago
Windsor, Canada
definitely worth it

a bit in the middle of nowhere, on a national road, not clearly indicated… but once you are Inside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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The "Allied Landings in Sicily Museum" (Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943) is housed in one of the buildings forming the "Ciminiere" cultural centre. The museum narrates the events that took place in Sicily from 10 July to 8 September 1943...more
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Viale Africa | Piazzale Rocco Chinnici , Centro Culturale Le Ciminiere, 95129 Catania, Sicily, Italy
Centro Catania
+39 095 401 1929
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is truly an amazing museum; the curator should be commended for creating an experience that lets the visitor experience what the island suffered during the Second World War. The layout is easy to navigate and the displays are remarkable. I will recommend it to...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

a bit in the middle of nowhere, on a national road, not clearly indicated… but once you are Inside, it is definitely worth it and only eur4 per adult. the space is a lot bigger than expected. it is a touching experience because common people...More

1  Thank Simona1975_10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been a WW2 researcher for over 50 years, but now living in Italy this was my first time in Sicily. Read about the museum (and others) on Internet and we visited it this month. Its location is in a former factory, recognizable by a large...More

1  Thank Francois D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Coming to Sicily on holiday I had no idea how much history I would experience. And, in fact was oblivious of Allied action in Sicily during WW II. This museum provides (much in Italian) a pretty complete story of the war from 1938 to 1943...More

1  Thank sequimteeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent war museum. It is very cheap to enter. The staff are engaging. I was very surprised that this attraction does not really rate a mention when googling things to do in Catania. You commence by watching an overview of WW2. You...More

1  Thank Jack V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have seen some WW2 museums, but I was surprised with this one. It's quite big and rich in content. It's oriented mostly about operation Husky, allied landings in Sicilly in 1943. Many original uniforms and military gear, but also civilian themes. I was happy...More

1  Thank Marcin B
Reviewed 4 October 2018

The museum is off the beaten track, but worth the venture. It looked like it was closed when we arrived, but the staff welcomed us in and the cost was only 4 Euro each! And it just got better and better, one of the better...More

1  Thank 533tanam
Reviewed 22 September 2018

This a very interesting museum if your are interested in miltary history, particularly WW2 history. The importance of the allied invasion of Sicily cannot be understated by historians and the people of Sicily alike. This is a great museum documenting the details of the allies...More

1  Thank StamfordBridge1905
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Nicely presented. Yes, there are English explanations. You just have to look for them. THere is a new Pavillion - The Phil Stern Pavillion . Famous Hollywood photographer Phil Stern was a US Army photographer with Darby’s Rangers and participated in the invasion n 1943....More

2  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 22 July 2018

This museum has interesting strategies in exhibition making. The curatorial design was professional and absorbing for the viewer. There is a re-creation of a 1940s street and an immersive experience in a bomb shelter using lighting, sound and movement.

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9 February 2017|
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Response from MayaAngel13 | Reviewed this property |
It's not far. We went with local bus and we walked from the bus station.
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3 July 2016|
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Response from Richard B | Reviewed this property |
It's a very short distance from the main train station, which is obviously well connected to everything, so you can easily get to it from pretty much all over.
21 April 2016|
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Response from Robert A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not sure about summer hours but when I visited they open at 0900 and close at 4pm. There appeared to be some confusion about lunch as the staff dis not agree on this one! It seems that 12:30 until 2pm is lunch time... More