The Museum of the Landing in Sicily.
The Exhibition Centre – Le Ciminiere is located very close to Catania railway station and hosts “The Museum of the Landing in Sicily”, which shows a dramatic period in the history of Italy.
It was in 1943 that the Allied forces landed in Sicily, in the area between Gela and Licata (US Forces), Catania and Siracusa (British Army) , to liberate our country from German occupation. In the 3000 square meters dedicated to the museum, the highlights of the landing are traced through historical videos and displays of authentic pictures. Children may mistake the wax figures for real people!
Film lovers will be impressed by the special effects of sound and motion that simulate a bombing raid from within a bunker! The Museum, created by Catania’s Regional Province Institution, helps to keep alive our most recent history which saw our parents and grandparents, Italian / non Italian, fight a common enemy: Fascist and Nazis.
The Museum of the landing in Sicily
“Le Ciminiere” Catania- viale Africa Tel +39 095.4011929
Opening times: Tuesday/Sunday from 9 a.m. till 2 p.m. ( last admission 12.30 p.m.)
Tuesday and Thursday also from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m. ( last admission at 5 p.m.)
Closed on Mondays.