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Museo del Papiro "Corrado Basile"

Via Nizza 14 | ex convento di Sant'Agostino in Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 22100
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It is not just for writing

A very interesting museum. Until the visit I thought papyrus was only used by the Egyptians for... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
John R
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Banbury, United Kingdom
Interesting, but overpriced

The first challenge was locating this museum -- the town map the hotel supplied was out of date and... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2015
Wanderlust777
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Via Nizza 14 | ex convento di Sant'Agostino in Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 June 2015

A very interesting museum. Until the visit I thought papyrus was only used by the Egyptians for writing. I now know that it had a lot of many uses.

Thank John R
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The first challenge was locating this museum -- the town map the hotel supplied was out of date and showed the old museum location, out by the archaeological park. Later when we stumbled upon its current location in Ortygia in a beautiful old building, we...More

1  Thank Wanderlust777
Reviewed 23 May 2015

A detailed and really interesting sequence of rooms showing the history and development of papyrus writings. The learned and enthusiastic founder of the museum was there, and had a chat. This museum is not to be missed.

Thank roma74270
Reviewed 3 May 2015

For the amount to see in here it is expensive to visit, we had to make a second visit as we arrived the first time in the afternoon to be told it was shut

1  Thank TaracatLincoln_9
Reviewed 22 April 2015

This is a small, but informative museum about Papyrus and Ortigia. It is easy to look at and was a pleasure to visit.

Thank RoseCouple
Reviewed 26 February 2015

Not included in many tour guides of what to see on Ortigia Island, Syracuse is this gem of a museum on the long and interesting history of papyrus in the world in general and in Sicily in particular. We found it uncrowded, well organized and...More

Thank safdave
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

I thought that the museum was well laid out. It was especially helpful to see the video (that was in English) to understand the history and the paper making process. One of the staff members came by and said "video" - so we followed her...More

Thank Diane K
Reviewed 10 January 2015

Everything you wanted to know about Papyrus - where grown, various uses, how it is made into paper. Very well presented and including a video presentation in English. One of the sources for papyrus is by a river near Siracuse and some can be seen...More

1  Thank thowe61
Reviewed 14 December 2014

Papyrus museum was on my tour plans. When I arrived to Siracuse I managed by my navigator to this point, but unfortunately was pushed on closed doors at this place. No any information in English and nobody to ask. As it occurs it moved to...More

1  Thank ryte
Reviewed 16 November 2014 via mobile

I wasn't sure what was in this museum until the first exhibit. Other than knowing what papyrus is I was clueless about it's history and Sicily's involvement in that history. It turned out to be very interesting. Might not be everyone's cup of tea but...More

Thank BobxxxxCindy
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Linda C
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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
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