Siracusa’s Museums

Regional archaeological museum "Paolo Orsi" and others


Regional Archaeological Museum “Paolo Orsi”
Address: Viale Theocritus, 66 – Syracuse
Phone: 0931.489511 – Fax +39 0931 489532
Hours entry: Tuesday to Saturday from 9:00 to 6.00pm; Sundays and holidays from 9:00 to 1:00pm. Monday closed.
Single ticket Full price: € 8.00 – Single ticket reduced: 4,00 €
Notes: Ticket for entry residents in the province 1.00 €
This important museum is located inside the park of Villa Landolina, located between the Catacombs of St. John and those of Vigna Cassia. The venue is a modern structure launched in 1988, which houses some interesting archaeological finds and various works of art including theater masks, ceramics, marble and other decorations, that bear witness to the pre-history and proto-history of Sicily. The museum, the prehistory and history of almost all the archaeological sites in the central and eastern Sicily, until the classical age and, to the cities of Syracuse, to the Hellenistic and Roman periods. Since April 2010, the museum has been enriched with the prestigious Medal, here transferred from the previous venue in Piazza Duomo. The oldest objects date back to the Paleolithic, Neolithic and Bronze Age.
Regional Museum Bellomo
Address: Via Capodieci, 16 – Syracuse
Phone: +39 0931 69511 – Fax +39 0931 69529
Hours entry: Tuesday ‘to Saturday from 9:00 to 7:00pm. Sunday from 9.00 to 1.00pm.
Single ticket Full price: € 8 – Single ticket reduced: € 4
Ticket resident province of Syracuse € 1
This museum is located in the heart of Ortigia, in Palazzo Bellomo, a building of the Swabian period, transformed and expanded in the fifteenth century by Bellomo, the most powerful family of Syracuse’s’ 400. The gallery shows the development of figurative in Syracuse and, more generally, in the south-eastern Sicily, with particular attention to the production of paintings and decorative arts. Houses numerous works of medieval and modern art, including the famous painting by Caravaggio entitled “Burial of Saint Lucia.”
Papyrus Museum
Address: Viale Theocritus, 66 – Syracuse
Phone: +39 0931 22 100 – +39 0931 61 616
Fax: +39 0931 22100
The area of ​​Syracuse is the only one in Italy where papyrus grows naturally and for this reason there is a museum dedicated to this rare plant. The museum contains ancient papyri, some dating back to the fifteenth century BC.