PAOLO ORSI REGIONAL ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM

The Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum in Syracuse is one of the most important museums in Europe. Opened January 16, 1988 under the direction of Giuseppe Voza, built to a design by the architect Francesco Minissi and inserted in the original green of the Villa Landolina Park, near the Catacombs of S. Giovanni, it is dedicated to the memory of the great archaeologist Paolo Orsi.

ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM PAOLO ORSI

The archaeological museum Paolo Orsi of Syracuse preserves the excavation documentation presented with findings strictly contextualized in their primary function of documents, not of “museum” objects exhibited so that the visitor can appropriate them. Museum not as a repository of masterpieces, beautiful but silent and distant objects but with its artefacts it wants to introduce to the territory, to its historical events, to its use in time and space. Museum as an extension of the territory, as a laboratory in which it is collected restores and exposes everything that comes from the breast of the earth with which it maintains an irrepressible umbilical cord
The exhibited material includes artifacts between prehistory and the Byzantine period.


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LOCATION:

Viale Teocrito 66, Siracusa, SR, 96100

COORDINATES:

37.0754117 – 15.2862113,15

TIMETABLE:

MONDAY CLOSED
From TUESDAY to SATURDAY
from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
SUNDAY and HOLIDAYS
from 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

MEDALLER TIMETABLES:

TUESDAY – THURSDAY – FRIDAY – SATURDAY
from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm
WEDNESDAY
from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm
SUNDAY and MONDAY CLOSED

ENTRANCE TICKET:

Full ticket: € 8,00
Reduced ticket: € 4,00

GUIDED TOUR:

Adults: € 15,00
Children: € 10,00

Departure:
WEDNESDAY – FRIDAY
3.30 pm

Pickup point:
bookshop (20 minutes before the start of the visit)

CONTACT:

Ph: +39 0931.1561472 | +39 0931.1621541
Email: info@secretsi.it

SECTOR A

dedicated to prehistory (Upper Palaeolithic-Iron Age), it exhibits finds relevant to the cultures and territories of Pantalica, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, Calascibetta and various places in eastern Sicily. At the end of the geological section the casts of two dwarf elephants found in the Spinagallo cave in Syracuse.

SECTOR B

is dedicated to the Greek colonies of Sicily from the Ionic and Doric periods. Noteworthy is a marble statue of Kouros from Megara Hyblea (late 6th century BC) and remains of the same Doric colony (ceramics, sculptures, funerary objects and architectural elements); of the Doric colony of Syracuse are exhibits found in the areas of the temple of Apollo and Athenaion, in the necropolis and in the sanctuaries such as the temple of Ciane and that of Zeus Olympus.

The material exhibited in sector C comes from the sub-colonies of Syracuse: Akrai (664 ac), Kasmenai (644 ac), Camarina (598 ac), finds of Eloro (near Noto) and also houses finds from other centers of eastern Sicily (architectural terracottas, ceramics of Greek and local production, bronzes, funerary objects and sculptures such as the Kore in throne (second half of the 6th century BC) by Grammichele.

SECTOR D

presents finds from the urban and periurban areas of Syracuse dating from the Hellenistic age to the early imperial age: architectural remains of the monuments of Neapolis, ceramics from the town and from the necropolis, valuable examples of statuary such as the Venus Anadiomene (copy of the II AD of a original of the II BC) and the series of imperial portraits.

SECTOR F

dedicated to the testimonies of the Christian and Byzantine age, it offers testimonies of the cult of Saint Lucia (inscription from Euskia V century) and in a setting that recreates the homonymous rotunda near the catacombs of Saint John the splendid sarcophagus of Adelfia.

In a path that can also be used by the blind, the numismatic section displays coins from Greek Sicily from the archaic to the medieval age and jewels from the bronze age to the Byzantine age.


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