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This church offers splendid guided tours of what lies underneath - and is not to be missed, in my humble opinion. First you descend to the crypt, Further down are what appear to be miles of passageways extending in all directions, in which thousands of...More
This church allows descent into three levels below the present church. The first stairway takes you to a grotto below the main floor. Below that, down a narrower stair is a Greek-era quarry mine (and bomb shelter during WW2), and a spiral staircase leads to...More
This church of St Philip is very near the Jewish baths. It is set in a nice little square. You will be guided below to three levels, crypt, wartime bunker and Jewish bath.
We were very happy to make a donation. The main church is...More
We happened upon this church and saw a small group going in plus the open steps going down which are in the main doorway. After enquiring we discovered we could be given a guided tour of the catacombs (1 level below), part of the Greek...More
The church of San Filippo Apostolo is nice, but, not noteworthy. Except for what is underneath. At the entrance to the church is a steep set of stairs which descend three levels below ground. Take the guided tour, which is free, and discover the ancient...More
My wife and I came across this church completely by accident whilst exploring some of the small alleyways in Ortigia.
If we are honest, it doesn't look too inspiring from the outside, but is absolutely beautiful inside, and glad we took the time to have...More
I can only echo was others have said; this is a little gem of a tour. Yes, it's only 15 mins or so but it's free (there's a voluntary donation) and the tour guide really knows her stuff. I was lucky in that there was...More
We got to know about Chiesa di San Filippo thru the free guidebookss you get from the tourist office. For a small donation, you get a very interesting guided by one of the volunteers who takes you to three levels underground, first to a Christian...More