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Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe

Piazza San Giovanni ale Catacombe, 1, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 64694
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Descend into this maze of eerie tunnels niched with early Christian tombs hidden beneath the roofless, flower-filled ruins of a Norman church.
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Piazza San Giovanni ale Catacombe, 1, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 64694

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Reviewed 19 April 2017

I have been to a few catacombs but these are some of the best I have seen. They are fast and are escorted tours which are very informative. A must see x

Thank Sheila H
Reviewed 17 March 2017 via mobile

We had read about this in TA as well as some research we'd done ahead of our trip. This is another world underground! The mere idea of this mass burial site is mind boggling. Religious and the wealthy had the best burial spots. The religious...More

1  Thank jeffreyshapiro
Reviewed 6 December 2016

You have to book a tour, which is English and Italian, and lasts about 45 minutes - in November there was 1 each hour (and the site closes for lunch). The tour guide knew her subject, and explained that the catacombs had been carved out...More

Thank Pip T
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Excellent tour of the extensive catacombs beneath Siracusa. Be sure to check tour times on their website as we hit in the middle of the day and had to wait. Very good rainy day activity, by the way. Tours are in both Italian and English...More

Thank Ernjack1972
Reviewed 8 November 2016

The catacombes open at 2.30 for the afternoon. So we arrive on time to be told tours commence at 3.15 and you can only visit with a tour. Odd? we thought so. If it is ope why do we wait for 45 minutes, OK 15...More

Thank Fitzroytraveller
Reviewed 23 October 2016

worth a visit to see this old Christian site. this was an old limestone mine converted to catacombs by the Christians. the Vatican does not allow photos!

Thank C_Anderson2012
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We were glad we didn't miss this and hung on until it reopened again in the afternoon. You have to go on a 45-minute tour here which is in Italian and English which is probably for the best otherwise you'll get lost in the catacombs!...More

Thank Rob D
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

The catacombs cost €8 and you must go on a guided tour which leave about every half hour. The tour was very informative and lasted about 45 minutes. The guide spoke in Italian and then in English. You go down to the catacombs where 10,000...More

Thank Broughts
Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Guided and informative tours each hour takes you down and through the very extensive catacombs where thousands were once buried. Not claustrophobic and a revelation of Sicilian history.

1  Thank Writerchappy_13
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We walked here from the Greek Theatre. Really pleased that we did. Entry only with a guide, Very informative. Amazing how extensive the site is.

Thank philip m
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