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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Archaeological Syracuse: Neapolis Park Walking Tour
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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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"great acoustics"
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"archaeological park"
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"greek theatre"
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"interesting cave"
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Reviewed yesterday

A towering cave present within the archeological site (entrance a walk down from the Greek Theatre) with picturesque gardens nearby.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An achievement at a time without many excavation tools. Inside Neapolis archeological part in Siracusa. Interesting in combination with the visit to Teatro Greco

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The highest cave I have ever seem it's just vast and well worth the money to get in to the site just to be able to say that you have visited it

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A really large impressive cave that must have taken loads of hours to dig out of the mountain. Did they use slaves?

Thank Peter T
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This amazing limestone cave gets its name from the fact it’s shaped like an ear. Absolutely vast inside, smooth walled and you’ll be blown away by its size and amplification features. Great acoustics. Wander inside and see for yourself!!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Greek theatre, Roman amphitheater, Altar of Hieron, and Ear of Dionysius are all in the Archaeological Park with one entry fee of €10. The ear is a man-made cave that started out as a cistern for storing water, then after an earthquake caused it...More

Thank L3K
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit the Archaeological site in Syracuse and stop off to see the Ear of Dyonisis. Called by this name due to its shape and the fact it echos and amplifies sound. Supposedly the soldiers used its qualities to listen to the plottings of prisoners.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Again wonderful spectacular ruins in the park with the roman and greek theaters. I think it costs E12 each, well worth it!

Thank rickyv007
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the stone quarries, which has resulted in the rock formation you see outside the Ear today, this is most famous as having acoustics which allowed Dionysius to hear the discussions of important prisons which were transmitted upwards through a hole in the rock,...More

Thank Ian C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This massive cave was said to have been used by Dionysius to eavesdrop on his prisoners who were kept within. The makeup of the space is such that a modest whisper amplifies in sound. Visitors to this colossal feature will be overwhelmed by the vastness...More

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alarmguy72
October 23, 2016|
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Response from KTGP | Reviewed this property |
These are the times listed on the Siracusa Tourism website for Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, which the Ear of Dionysius is a part of. Daily opening hours 9:00 - closing one hour before sunset (Ie. Until February 28, 9... More
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Dennis3761
September 9, 2016|
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Response from aus10katz | Reviewed this property |
We hired Ms Eva Paola Greco as our guide. She gave us more historical insight that we would have otherwise missed. She was well worth it
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