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strange but interesting site to visit

The latomie dei Cappuccini is the oldest quarry of Syracusa. You'll take the steps down to the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Fenugreek12
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Bern, Switzerland
Peaceful place to walk around

From Ortigia you can get one of the small buses (2 I think) up to this Latomie for 1 Euro... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2018
Linda G
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The latomie dei Cappuccini is the oldest quarry of Syracusa. You'll take the steps down to the gorges of the quarry where you can stroll around to escape the lunchtime heat. The landscape is varied. It could/should be cleaner (they should take away old foliage,...More

Thank Fenugreek12
Reviewed May 31, 2018

From Ortigia you can get one of the small buses (2 I think) up to this Latomie for 1 Euro. (opposite is the war memorial on the cliff top) There are guided tours (11.00, 12.00 I noticed) but we arrived at the wrong time. Quiet,...More

Thank Linda G
Reviewed April 27, 2018

This was directly beneath out hotel and very pretty. We didn't walk down into the quarry but saw much of it from above.

1  Thank BellaAMalfi
Reviewed September 30, 2017

To walk in the ancient stone quarry is to step back in time, a place of human activity for many centuries, a place of wretched forced labour, a prison for defeated armies. Today with most of the quarry open to the skies it is hard...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed September 14, 2017

This quarry is directly under the hotel grand politi has a few things to see such as a little theatre for local plays , nice place to have a stroll but a word of warning the mosquitoes thrive down there and if your not protected...More

Thank Alison P
Reviewed July 28, 2017

It's a small, difficult to find, quite overgrown, old stone quarry. There are definitely much better ones and much better attractions in Syracuse worth visiting. It's a pretty unkempt place, not inviting to stay. In front of the entrance at the steep coast you have...More

Thank martinthallmair
Reviewed July 16, 2017 via mobile

Nice park for a relaxing afternoon-walk - hidden for the sun. You can do the whole park within 1 hour. Check the opening-hours. And do visit the coffe- and delicates-shop nearby the round-about after the walk!

Thank ViggiLillehammer
Reviewed April 13, 2017

A very nice surprise behond the well known 'orecchio di Dioniso', This Latomia is very pleasured place to visit. The pasionated private guide told us a lot of aneddoctes and this is a big luxury. Children loved too.

1  Thank Antonella F
Reviewed August 28, 2016

Latomie dei Cappuccini is one of the twelve ancient stone quarries in Siracusa and was my favourite site in the city. According to the brochure for the site this is the largest at 23,000m², deepest 30-40 metres and oldest at 6th century BC of the...More

7  Thank KTGP
Reviewed July 22, 2016 via mobile

Before I start the entrance is to the right side of the monastery and not at the back of it where the car park is which opens onto the main road. Luckily a monk had enough English to direct me to the right place. This...More

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