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Address: Viale Paradiso 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 66206
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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This archeological site contains the most complete Greek Theater existing...

This archeological site contains the most complete Greek Theater existing from antiquity.

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An aging park

The park features both Greek and Roman theaters along with other classical structures and a fascinating series of caves along the cliff face. It was well worth an early morning... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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Carmona, Cavite, Philippines
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58 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The park features both Greek and Roman theaters along with other classical structures and a fascinating series of caves along the cliff face. It was well worth an early morning walk and the paths are well-laid and maintained. Unfortunately, most the the structures were robbed of their stones leaving only foundations and current maintenance budgets appear to be constrained; most... More 

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We walked on caves and roads from ~ 800 BC. While there is so much history in this site and humbling to be a part of it, it is not the best kept site in Sicily. Worth a visit if you have time.

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

BEWARE! there are no explanation boards, no directions, no guidance unless you pay over 30 Euros for a guide. Some parts are also roped off. The aim seems to be to force you to pay for a personal guide. Seems that the guides must have paid off the authorities so that they can monopolize the tourists. Go somewhere else!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

There are three points of interest in the park: a Roman amphitheater, a Greek/Roman amphitheater and "THE EAR". They aren't the best in Sicily but they are the best in Syracuse. Down near "the ear" are some lovely gardens. Treat it like a park and relax.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Me and my colleague working for a cultural agency have ICOM cards that our agency give us when we go abroad to entitle us for free admission. When I was getting the tickets, the man at the admission did not accept our ICOM cards simply because they had the same card number. Although I tried to explain that since we... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Enormous Greek theatre, where are still summertime performances, The Latomie (stone quarries) and the Ear of Dionysius (due to its shape), beautiful orange and lemon garden are real special. The roman amphitheatre is nowdays still use for musical performances.

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Budapest
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

If you like very much history you will like this park. You also need some imagination to fully emerge in this atmosphere.....

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely spot to visit if you have an interest in ancient history. We walked from Ortigia, which took around half an hour, and caught a bus back. The highlight for me was the Ear of Dionysius, which is a cave extending back into the hill. It extends much further than I expected, and was home to bats... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A must for your visit to Siracusa, enormous Greek and Roman amphitheaters, very impressive sites. The former rock quarry is now a huge garden with caves and citrus trees. Lots of photo ops.

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Lancaster, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you are a history buff you will love this park. It contains very complete ruins of both a Greek theatre and a Roman theatre, plus the Ear of Dionysius. One admissions covers all. We came in November, so it wasn't crowded and weather was still pleasant. Take your time and use your imagination to see the actual theatres in... More 

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