Arkimedeion - Sicily
Are you a business owner in Sicily?
Promote your business 365 days a year with the #1 Guide to Sicily.
- Gain MAXIMUM EXPOSURE with a 'Dedicated Business Profile'
Directions to Arkimedeion
Archimedes was really a genius, one of the greatest scientists of classical antiquity, so his hometown dedicated this museum to him.
The various scientific topics addressed by Archimedes, and even inventions attributed to him by legends that have surrounded his great image in successive centuries - such as the famous burning mirrors that would set fire to the Roman ships besieging Syracuse - are illustrated by 24 interactive exhibits, able to capture the interest of visitors, both young and old. Each exhibit is accompanied by media that allow the visitor an understanding of the great mathematical discoveries (measurements of surfaces and volumes, squaring the circle, calculating the center of gravity of the body) and physical discoveries (the principle of the lever, floating bodies).
The various topics discussed are grouped according to three main lines: machines for war and peace, mathematics and geometry, physics, statics and hydrostatics, as well as a planetarium.
You may also like
Basilica di San SebastianoPalazzolo-Acreide, Sicily
The Basilica of Saint Sebastian is listed as UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a striking example of the Sicilian Baroque............
Scopello is a small village on the north coast of Sicily that never fails to bring a gasp of delight and offers a quiet retreat................
Castello EurialoSiracusa, Sicily
Castello Eurialo is a powerful fortress built by Dionysius the Tyrant in 402 BC. This interesting castle rises from the top of the hill offering breathtaking views of the
Castello Della CubaPalermo, Sicily
Originally the Cuba was a place of delight where the King and his courts spent pleasant hours in the garden or attended ceremonies and festivals............
Mercato delle Pulci - Flea Market PalermoPalermo, Sicily
Looking for something special to bring home? Then pay a visit to Palermo's flea market, which is held every day between Piazza Peranni and Piazza Papireto (near the cathe
Museo e Teatro dei Pupi Fratelli NapoliCatania, Sicily
The puppet museum and theatre is housed in the Cine-Teatro Francesco Alliata in the cultural centre Vecchia Dogana in Catania.............
Gambino ViniMount-Etna, Sicily
On the eastern side of Mount Etna, in the woods of the National Park and facing the sea of Taormina, the Gambino vineyards are a pleasure for your senses and for your hea
Aci Castello and Aci TrezzaCatania, Sicily
Acicastello and Acitrezza are both fishing villages with a rugged panoramic coast, great for those who love sunbathing and dunking in azure blue waters............
Archaeological Museum of Giardini NaxosGiardini-Naxos, Sicily
The museum is next to the ancient Greek town area. Open from 9am up to an hour before sunset.............
Museo Civico Belliniano - Museo Vincenzo BelliniCatania, Sicily
The Museo Civico Belliniano is housed in an 18th-century palazzo where the famous opera composer Vincenzo Bellini was born................