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Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

  • Viale Teocrito 66 Map It
  • Tyche

Published 06/07/2016

Fodor's Review

The impressive collection of Siracusa's splendid archaeological museum is organized by region and time period around a central atrium and ranges from Neolithic pottery to fine Greek statues and vases. Compare the Landolina Venus—a headless goddess of love who rises out of the sea in measured modesty (a 1st-century-AD Roman copy of the Greek original)—with the much earlier (300 BC) elegant Greek statue of Hercules in Section C. Of a completely different style is a marvelous fanged Gorgon, its tongue sticking out, that once adorned the cornice of the Temple of Athena to ward off evildoers.

Sight Information

Address:

Viale Teocrito 66, Siracusa, Sicily, 96100, Italy

Map It

Sight Details:

  • €8, combined ticket with Parco Archeologico €13.50
  • Closed Mon., and Sun. after 1

Published 06/07/2016

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