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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 3 July 2015

Between the amazing archeological site and the archeology museum we "stumbled" on the catacombs and decided to take the tour -- and were we amazed. They cover some 10,000 sq meters and have 10,000 graves. It is a very well laid out and organized underground...More

Thank bcfriedman
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

It's a must see. They are quite extensive and there is a lot to see. The atmosphere is peaceful and it's really relaxing to wander around. Don't miss it. CIAO

Thank Alessio L
Reviewed 28 June 2015

Amazed that large a catacomb network exists under siracusa. Its nice and cool down there, esp good in summer. The tour was done bilingual (English and Italian) but i think we designed to have equal amounts of time for both while keeping the detail. Note...More

Thank Sean C
Reviewed 19 June 2015

Large catacombs with An interesting, guided tour, around 40 mins in total. They started on the half hour, but do check. Could combine with a visit to the archae parc, though I enjoyed this more.

1  Thank VBrandon
Reviewed 19 June 2015

well worth a vist , near other museums , coool , really atmospheric, keen guide , could have spent a little longer. he was bilingual, that is welcome

Thank mauriceanthony
Reviewed 16 June 2015

The catacombs are very near the archeolgical museum and it makes a lot of sense to do them on the same day. A guided tour is obligatory(English and Italian) and our guide was quite helpful. The total area is quite large and the tour focuses...More

Thank retired698
Reviewed 13 June 2015 via mobile

These catacombs are amazing. They are huge and the tour is really good, highlighting key tombs and sections with frescoes. You can't wander round on your own or take pictures inside, but I think that's clearly as they're so big you could easily get lost...More

Thank Poopyscoop
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Easily accessed from the Greek Theater. The church was totally scaffolded and so there was nothing to see there. The catacombs have a great history. However, we came from Palermo where there were bodies still present and so it was a bit less than these...More

Thank BigoBoca
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Loved the Catacombs and had a brilliant enthusiastic little guide, telling us of a life we couldn't imagine.

Thank Barb L
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The size of catacombs was amazing. The tour was very informative as well as showing a vast area of the tombs. The guide spoke excellent English and was always ready to answer questions.

1  Thank John R
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