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    The Palace of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of Syracuse (Palazzo della Sovrintendenza ai Beni Culturali di Siracusa) is a palace in Syracuse, located in Piazza del Duomo, on the island of Ortigia, across the square from the Archbishop’s Palace and the Cathedral of Syracuse.

    The palace is also known as the Numismatic Cabinet, due to the fact that it houses a permanent exhibition of ancient coins.

     

    SHORT HISTORY

    The palace was built in the second half of the 19th century, on the site of a deconsecrated convent, known as the Convent of San Giovanni di Dio, which housed the seat of the Archaeological Museum of Syracuse, now transferred in Viale Teocrito, in the modern part of Syracuse.

     

    ARCHITECTURE

    The facade of the palace, with two orders, was built in Neoclassical style. On the ground floor, there is the large portal and four rectangular windows. On the upper order, we can find five arched windows, separated by pilasters with Ionic capitals.

    Inside, there is the numismatic collection of Greek, Roman and medieval coins, many of which were found in Syracuse.

     

    HOW TO GET THERE

    The Palace of the Superintendence of Cultural Heritage of Syracuse is located about 1.8 kilometers from the Syracuse train station. Although it is easy to find, if you need directions to the palace, use the map below.

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