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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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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 4 weeks ago
paulnewell9
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Luton, United Kingdom
Fascinating collection

This small museum, dedicated to the history of papyrus, is testimony to the scholars who raised the... read more

Reviewed 16 June 2018
EMT64
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Palo Alto, California
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Via Nizza 14 | ex convento di Sant'Agostino in Ortigia, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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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;

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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

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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
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Reviewed 30 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
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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.

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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
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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

Thank Rynt
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

This museum on Ortigia is an interesting place to spend an hour. It has well presented displays about the history and use of papyrus throughout the Eastern Mrditerranean, from Egypt to Sicily. There are papyrus boats on display, papyrus baskets, papyrus sandals and papyrus used...More

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Linda C
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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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