Sunday, March 20, 2016

Siracusa - Arch Park + Museo

And finally on Siracusa: the Archaeological Park and the Archaeological Museum. We bought the combo ticket; visited the Park one day and the Museum 2 days later. The Arch Park was not as "open" as one would like; e.g., the Roman Amphitheater could be viewed on one side only and not entered, just one small part of the quarry was open, and the ruins above the theater were closed. however, the Greek Theater was magnificent. The Museum was good - tons of artifacts laid out in 5 sectors.

The Roman Amphitheater.
Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

The Altar of Hiero is over 100 meters long.
Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

I love shooting pics of Ancient Greek Theaters.
Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

The Ancient Quarry next to the theater.
Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Archaeological Park - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

And another ancient quarry 1.5 kms to the west that is now a beautiful garden.
Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

The Archaeological Museum Paulo Orsi has an engrossing coin exhibit.
Museo Paolo Orsi - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

And lots of other cool stuff like this small horse sculpture.
Museo Paolo Orsi - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Architectural decorations and details of the Greek Temples on Ortigia.
Museo Paolo Orsi - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Sculptures and more.
Museo Paolo Orsi - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

Museo Paolo Orsi - Siracusa, Sicily, Italy

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