L'Angolo del Papiro

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L'Angolo del Papiro
4.5
Speciality Museums • Farms
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juno_usa
Nashville, TN173 contributions
A hidden gem!
May 2019 • Couples
Possibly it is not the first destination to visit in someone's itinerary as a tourist but what a hidden gem it is! A lovely little place with so much interesting things to see and do - a nice garden with papyrus, a beautiful bottlebrush tree and other plants, many animals (chickens, a peacock etc.), areas and tables for picnic and a souvenir shop where you could learn how paper is made by papyrus. We really enjoyed our short stay and made perfect pictures. Entry ticket was really cheap (2 Euros/person) and the staff was really nice and welcoming. Highly recommended!
Written 9 May 2019
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BathOllie
Bath13 contributions
Lovely place to visit
Aug 2017 • Couples
Visited this place by chance/passing by.
A quirky oasis of Papyrus plants accompanied by a diverse host of animals!
In addition to seeing papyrus growing, we were treated to a demonstration of the various process involved to make the finished paper product, all for two euros!
The people there are dedicated & lovely,it was a pleasure to visit, thank you:)
Written 26 August 2017
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19Alisa78
Rome, Italy9 contributions
unique surprising place
Jan 2017 • Family
This is a unique place with surprising activity of hand made papyrus, and lovely animal corner for kids.
Written 10 January 2017
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Nalan Y
28 contributions
Relax
Jul 2016
While u are walking, chickens,ducks & birds accompany. Mini lake with plants of papyrus, corner of papyrus which you can learn how to do it...
Written 12 July 2016
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Sendar
Amsterdam36 contributions
Goodness gracious the papyrus
Jun 2015 • Couples
We visited after reading a bunch of positive reviews, but it was a bit of a letdown. It was nice to see papyrus growing and there were some farm animals wandering around, but after a ten minute stroll and a papyrus demonstration that lasted about 40 seconds, we were pretty much done. The entrance was only 1 euro, so I won't complain too much. It could be a fun stopover if you're travelling with kids and you're in the neighbourhood, but I certainly wouldn't go out of my way to visit this place.
Written 12 July 2015
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ChilternTraveller
21 contributions
Fascinating, fun and free
Jul 2013 • Couples
A couple of minutes walk from the archaeological park. Really good to see papyrus growing in quantity in pools with turtles and a few other birds and animals wandering around.

The walk round was followed by a demonstration of the preparation and production of paper from raw material to manuscript.

There's also a nice picnic area and a selection of papyrus gifts.

And it's free.
Written 13 July 2013
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Debra A
Boston76 contributions
Learned How Papyrus Grows & Becomes Paper - Fun & Educational
My husband and I just returned from Siracusa, Sicily. We found a hidden jewel across the street from the well known Greek Theater (Teatro Greco) called L'angolo del Papiro. The owner, Angelo, took us on a personal tour. First we saw how papyrus is grown. Then he showed us the steps involved in converting raw papyrus into paper. What I found interesting is he uses the same methods from 5000 years ago. After viewing the Green Theater across the street, this visit made me feel like a part of that history was coming alive for me.

At the end of the tour, he has a small shop where he sells products handmade with his papyrus, everthing from lamp shades to beautiful hand drawn illustrations. Seeing the entire process helped make my souveniers feel even more special because I know I bought directly from the artist and not a mass produced item.

I also found some nice photo opportunities (see my photos). The workshop is located at Via Giusepe Agnello, 11, Siracusa.

This was a nice hidden treasure!
Written 25 February 2006
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