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Museo del Papiro

Museo del Papiro Review

Housed in the 16th-century ex-convent of Sant'Agostino, the Papyrus Museum demonstrates how papyri are prepared from reeds and then painted—an ancient tradition in the city. Siracusa, it seems, has the only climate outside the Nile Valley in which the papyrus plant—from which the word "paper" comes—thrives.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Via Nizza 14, Ortygia, Siracusa, 96100 | Map It
  • Phone: 0931/22100
  • Cost: €2
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 9–2; last entry 1 hr before closing
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  • Location: Siracusa
Updated: 04-05-2013

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