Fodor's Expert Review Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

Siracusa Historical

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.

Historical History Museum

Quick Facts

Viale Teocrito 66
Siracusa, Sicily  96100, Italy


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: €10; combined ticket with Parco Archeologico della Neapolis €22; additional fees for special exhibitions, Closed Mon.

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