Tecnoparco Archimede Museum (Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede)
An open-air science and technology museum, the Tecnoparco Archimede Museum (Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede) is dedicated to the of the Greek mathematician Archimedes. Explore the third-century inventor’s technological innovations, and learn how they are used today.
Take an audio-visual tour of the museum to learn about Archimedes’ life, then visit different thematic areas and see replicas of the inventor’s work, from catapults to water pumps to machinery that was once used to defend the city of Syracuse. In addition to exploring the exhibits, you can also play a virtual reality game that takes you back in time to a siege and lets you use the tools created by Archimede to help defend the city.
Things to Know Before You Go
This small, rustic museum is popular with families and history buffs.
The museum is wheelchair and stroller accessible.
You can explore the site on your own or with a guide.
How to Get There
Located just outside of central Syracuse, the museum is easy to reach on foot from many local attractions and accommodations. Take Viale Teocrito to Viale Paolo Orsi, then, turn right onto Corso Gelone, exit onto Viale Paolo Orsi, and follow Viale Giuseppe Agnello to the museum.
When to Get There
The park is open year-round, but during the summer the outdoor area becomes quite hot ;for the best experience, visit during the spring or fall. Hours vary based on the season, so check the schedule before planning your visit.
Neapolis Archaeological Park
After visiting the Tecnoparco Archimede Museum, take a short walk to the Neapolis Archaeological Park (Parco Archeologico della Neapolis), one of Syracuse’s most important historical sites. The UNESCO-listed area is home to a variety of notable ruins, including a Greek theater and a Roman amphitheater where gladiators fought.
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