Sicily Sights

Museo del Papiro

  • Via Nizza 14 Map It
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Published 11/12/2015

Fodor's Review

Housed in the 16th-century ex-convent of Sant'Agostino, the small but intriguing Papyrus Museum uses informative exhibits and videos to demonstrate 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.

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Via Nizza 14, Siracusa, Sicily, 96100, Italy

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Sight Details:

  • €4
  • May–Sept., Tues.–Sat. 9:15–7, Sun. 9:15–2; Oct.–Apr., Tues.–Sun. 9:15–2. Last entry 1 hr before closing

Published 11/12/2015


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