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Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

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Talk about hidden gems!

This church offers splendid guided tours of what lies underneath - and is not to be missed, in my... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New York, NY
Fascinating plunge into history

This church allows descent into three levels below the present church. The first stairway takes you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Olympia, WA
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Piazza San Filippo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 366 489 0028
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

2  Thank ChinaFanNYC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Dfc2007
Reviewed June 25, 2018

By donation tour. Highly recommend. Very fascinating . There is a crypt, Greek tunnels and a Jewish ritual bath. I paid 5 euros per person much better than the other ritual bath tour.

2  Thank Pchips
Reviewed May 31, 2018

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

2  Thank Linda G
Reviewed May 22, 2018

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

2  Thank Bill A
Reviewed October 8, 2017

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

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed September 24, 2017

A fascinating building with an enormous history. We were shown the different levels by a very helpful guide

2  Thank caljerram1
Reviewed September 13, 2017

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

3  Thank MissDiscodolly
Reviewed August 23, 2017

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

2  Thank Pierre S
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