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Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe

Closed Now: 09:30 - 12:30, 14:30 - 17:30
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Tour of Catacombs

We caught the last tour of the day with just a few other couples and really enjoyed the 30 minute... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New England
Ancient catacombs on historic site

There are 7000 graves in these catacombs, which extend over a huge underground area. You can only... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Judy S
Bakewell, United Kingdom
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Descend into this maze of eerie tunnels niched with early Christian tombs hidden beneath the roofless, flower-filled ruins of a Norman church.
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Piazza San Giovanni ale Catacombe, 1, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 64694
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We caught the last tour of the day with just a few other couples and really enjoyed the 30 minute walk through these remarkable catacombs. Well worth the entry fee and the remains of the church itself were lovely in the late afternoon light. Tours...More

Thank JCWillow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are 7000 graves in these catacombs, which extend over a huge underground area. You can only visit with a guide but it’s worth it - even though the guide we had repeated his words like a mantra with little sense of understanding what he...More

Thank Judy S
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

A visit to the catacombs which lie beneath the Basilica was such a surprise. There are said to be more than 10,000 "graves" hewn out of the rock in a maze of tunnels below the basilica. The guide gave an in depth tour in both...More

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 27 September 2018 via mobile

My guidebook called this the Catacombs of San Giovanni. They were the most impressive catacombs I have ever visited. Reusing a Greek aqueduct and 10,000 sq meters and 10,000 graves. There were 22 people on our tour and it felt very crowded and difficult to...More

Thank ZCC414
Reviewed 10 September 2018

We had an interesting guided tour of the second largest catacombs- after Rome. Hourly tours for E5. Well worth the experience. Guide speaks in your language. On top St Johns ruins and Altar

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Reviewed 5 August 2018

Don't miss this outstanding 45 minute visit if you're in Siracusa. Located opposite the new cathedral and almost next door to the Paolo Orsi museum, these ancient catacombs are utterly fascinating and take you back over two thousand years into history. The ancient wall paintings...More

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

An absolute delight to be steeped in the history. Really puts UK history in perspective. Multi lingual tour was informative but didn't allow time to really explore or ask questions. Can't take photos in there either. Worth it.

Thank whizzles
Reviewed 18 July 2018

Splendidly atmospheric and a great place to visit. We followed up with a visit to the archaeological museum to see the sarcophagus of adelphia which was found here.

Thank Janice A
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We arrived shortly before the tour given in Italian and English by the guide. She explained everything very well. This is worth a visit.

Thank John1956
Reviewed 20 May 2018

Rubbish strewn through out area, grounds overgrown and CATS and more Cats in the undergrowth and rubbish.

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