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How to get to Villa dei Papiri

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Getting to Villa dei Papiri from Syracuse

The entrance to Villa dei Papiri is located in front of the Source Cyane (Fonte Ciane), in the Natural Reserve of the river Ciane. Follow signs to FONTE CIANE and arrive at Villa dei Papiri.

NOTE: You should not follow gps directions which are not updated as the streets surrounding the farm have undergone recent changes and there are new roundabouts. Follow all road signs to FONTE CIANE, please.

From Catania-Siracusa and Gela-Siracusa highways:
Exit to SIRACUSA and go towards the city center.
At the first traffic light turn immediately on the right into Contrada Dammusi, find the next roundabout and turn right to Canicattini (SP14). After only 200 ms, there is another roundabout and you have to turn to the second exit on the right and take the "Contrada Cozzo Pantano" by following the signs to Fonte Ciane and Villa dei Papiri: continue for another 2 kms and turn left to Traversa Pisima until you find the Fonte Ciane and the entrance gate to the Villa.

NOTE: If you cannot turn right at the first traffic light as described because of any work in progress, you should go ahead until the next intersection then turn right and take the provincial road SP14, direction Canicattini, as directions for those coming from Siracusa.

From Siracusa:
Take the provincial road SP14 to Canicattini, pass the mall “I Papiri” as well as the following roundabout, where you have to go straight. After only 200 ms, there is another roundabout and you have to turn to the second exit on the right and take the "Contrada Cozzo Pantano" by following the signs to Fonte Ciane and Villa dei Papiri: continue for another 2 kms and turn left to Traversa Pisima until you find the Fonte Ciane and the entrance gate to the Villa.

SATELLITE COORDINATES FOR GPS:
37.04606637 latitude, longitude 15.23855209