Archaeological Museum 'Paolo Orsi' in Syracuse - Private tour

2 hr

E-Ticket

Group Tour

The walking tour starts with the prehistoric sector of the museum. A short introduction will give you an idea about the origins of the island. You will see the first human traces in Sicily which date back to the paleolithic era and the evolution of local cultures through the bronze age ending at the numerous finds of the Pantalica necropolis, an Unesco world heritage site not far from Syracuse. A highlight of the sector A...
The walking tour starts with the prehistoric sector of the museum. A short introduction will give you an idea about the origins of the island. You will see the first human traces in Sicily which date back to the paleolithic era and the evolution of local cultures through the bronze age ending at the numerous finds of the Pantalica necropolis, an Unesco world heritage site not far from Syracuse. A highlight of the sector A are the skeletons of two dwarf elephants, a species which once lived in Sicily and extinct long time ago.

Entering in the sector B you will discover the history of Greek colonization in Sicily and you will admire incredible masterpieces found in Syracuse: black and red painted pottery, marble sculptures and impressive decorations coming from ancient temples. You will also be surprised by the aesthetic taste in daily-life objects.

The visit ends at the sector D, dedicated to Hellenic and Roman Syracuse. Here you will admire two of the highlights of the museum: the Landolina Venus, a marble statue representing the goddess of love, and the sarcophagus of Adelfia, a wonderful marble coffin decorated with scenes from the Holy Bible, dating back to the early Christian age.
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Important Details

Included
  • Private tour
  • Professional guide
Not Included
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure Point
Viale Teocrito, 420, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Voucher Requirements

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.