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Sicily Sights

Museo del Papiro

  • Via Nizza 14 Map It
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Updated 04/11/2014

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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. At the time of this writing, the museum was closed for renovations and it's unclear when it will reopen—check with the tourist office before visiting.

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Via Nizza 14, Siracusa, 96100, Italy

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  • €2
  • Tues.–Sun. 9–2; last entry 1 hr before closing

Updated 04/11/2014


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