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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

This place in Syracuse is interesting to see. It's situated near the Grecq theatre. You can go inside the caf of Dionysisus. Impressive.

Thank GuyCau
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is a natural cave with a strange shape that looks like an ear. You can try the echo inside and walk till the end. It is in the same archeological park of the greek theater.

Thank Francesco P
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

It's most definitely a place to visit. It was very hot that day but worth it. It is a massive man made cave with high ceilings in the middle of ancient Greek remains.

2  Thank Claudio S
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

OK, it kinda sorta looks like an ear, and OK can have some acoustic experience in this cave, but other than the birds perched into the cave walls can't say this was more than just a giant cave despite the fact that it was more...More

Thank PlatinumHoney
Reviewed 31 July 2016

A very hot day so several members of party stayed in the shade. Part of a much bigger archaeological experience. Had a very well informed guide, Rosa, who explained in great detail. Could have spent a lot longer in the complex as a whole but...More

Thank John A
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Located in Ancient Syracuse right near the beautifully preserved Greek theatre this is a cave in the old stone quarry. The name comes from Caravaggio who claimed that the tyrant Dionysus kept political prisoners here. It's interesting to walk inside and check out.

Thank Lee L
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The famous quarry of Siraacusa.A place for which you have read in Thucydides stands in front of you.Here thousands of Athenians prisoners of the Peloponisian war were working and died as slaves.2500 years later you have the opportunity to see and have a taste of...More

2  Thank Maria T
Reviewed 27 July 2016

It would be very easy to miss this but don't. The cave is huge and the echo is beautiful A guide stands in the cave and sings.

1  Thank becky248
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

set in a larger historical complex . piece of history and great acoustic effect . tour guide was really knowledgable

Thank Joanna183
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Interesting experience to hear very quiet sound from a long distance. It is all possible in high cave placed close to "teatro greco".

Thank Ewa K
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alarmguy72
23 October 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
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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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