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Museo Storico dello Sbarco in Sicilia 1943

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If you visit only oneplace in Catania visit this

We went to this museum on one of our last days in Catania. It is up past the Catania train station... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Eils G
Sneem, Ireland
Nice World War II Museum

This was a really interesting museum showing the Sicilian perspective of World War II, maybe the... read more

Reviewed 14 January 2019
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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 2 weeks ago

We went to this museum on one of our last days in Catania. It is up past the Catania train station and in a warren of industrial buildings, not too easy to find but well worth locating A word of warning the museum is nominally...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eils G
Reviewed 14 January 2019

This was a really interesting museum showing the Sicilian perspective of World War II, maybe the only such museum in the world. In addition to maps, videos, uniforms, weapons, there is a recreation of a sicilian town square before and after a bombing raid, life...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 18 December 2018

Location reachable by walk, staff at the museum was very friendly and the visit interesting and very informative.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Nathalie124
Reviewed 14 December 2018 via mobile

Going to this WWII invasion museum, shows a good understanding of Sicily in 1943. The display and collection is great and teaches visitors to respect all sides in such conflict.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank CleavenDesira
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Our group of Canadian travelers started our visit to Sicily with a trip to the museum. It stayed open an extra hour to accommodate our group's itinerary, this was very much appreciated. The museum is very large and well laid out. It starts with an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile

Being into WW2 history, this was on the list of places to visit. It was very understated, unlike some museums in France that I’ve visited. It was good to see this part of the conflict done in such a straightforward but sympathetic way. What did...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Radjon91
Reviewed 17 November 2018

We had a guided tour through this wonderful WWII museum. It is different than other WWII museums because it mainly deals with the conditions in Sicily before the American and British Operation Husky to liberate Sicily and during the invasion. It includes a shelter where...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 November 2018

Wonderful museum, a walk thru history. The story of the war with perfectly preserved weapons, pictures and memorabilia . Room after room of uniforms from each country that participated in the war. So impressed with this museum that was absolutely pristine. Will encourage anyone who...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jbor
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lou347
Reviewed 29 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
Joy S
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 318RobertA | 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