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Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile"

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Had no idea this was there when we booked our trip. I knew slightly the connection of the city to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Interesting place

This is a bit off the beaten track but worth visiting it's very interesting to see how the paper... read more

Reviewed 20 June 2018
Luton, United Kingdom
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Via Nizza 14 | ex convento di Sant'Agostino in Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had no idea this was there when we booked our trip. I knew slightly the connection of the city to Papyrus but not a lot. We had first visited the gardens. The museum was a wonderful history lesson as well as having a great collection...More

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Reviewed 20 June 2018

This is a bit off the beaten track but worth visiting it's very interesting to see how the paper was made

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Reviewed 16 June 2018

This small museum, dedicated to the history of papyrus, is testimony to the scholars who raised the profile of Sicily's own papyrus production. There are excellent exhibits of materials, process, and ancient papyri. I really enjoyed spending an hour here.

Thank EMT64
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Little nice museum, very interesting about Papyrus, a water plants from Egypt; here they inform you by video of the history of this plant;

Thank Manuela L
Reviewed 4 June 2018

We saw signs for this museum everywhere and then one day, close to the end of a walk around the Island of Ortigia, we spotted the museum on the eastern coast. This museum, as far as we could tell, is largely the work of one...More

Thank thanth0n
Reviewed 31 May 2018

You will learn lots about papyrus and its connection to Sicily. There is a video which runs in several languages, very informative.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 31 May 2018

This is the kind of little, offbeat museum that everyone should visit. It only takes an hour, and you'll learn all sorts of fascinating facts about the plant that's responsible for so much history. How *do* you make it into a writing surface? How *do*...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed 28 May 2018

This is perhaps not for children or for people who don't want to know about the use of Papyrus. We actually met Corrado who is a charming man and passionate about his life's work.

Thank John1956
Reviewed 15 May 2018

Besides Egypt where can you find papyrus? Siracusa! This small gem of a museum is dedicated to papyrus, A DVD presentation in a variety of languages provides a useful introduction. and teaches the history of writing and art on papyrus. Really informative and interesting with...More

Thank ginsengNewYork
Reviewed 29 March 2018

It was interesting for me to see how papyrus is used. I knew intellectually and from books but this was the first time seeing the actual plant and the process. There are some interesting pieces of ancient papyrus documents on display but not all are...More

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Linda C
13 November 2016|
Response from SelbyDale | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry for the late reply, I just returned from out of town. From the Museum's site: From May to September: Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 – 19.00 Sunday and Holidays: 10.00 – 14.00 From October to April: Tuesday to... More