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Walk through the underground water system created by the Greeks. Also used as bomb shelter during... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Linda G
London, United Kingdom
Fun way to spend half an hour

Suddenly realised on our last day in Ortigia that the entry to this was right opposite our... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is just to the right of the Duomo, not very well signposted but a really interesting place. The tunnels go under the Duomo and end at the harbour, they were used in WW2 as air raid shelters. The video shown in the tunnel is...More

Thank Ali F
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Walk through the underground water system created by the Greeks. Also used as bomb shelter during 2nd World War. You exit near sea. Not a lot of information available inside.

Thank Linda G
Reviewed 7 May 2018

.....and at the end of the visit you find yourself on the seaside!!!! just great! You have to try indeed

Thank ginetto2015
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Price is extremely fair. Many steps but they are safe and well spaced. The free guides were three students - I'm in my 60's and their English was limited - we had an interesting, educational and informative time understanding and interperating each other. Well worth...More

Thank justmoving
Reviewed 13 March 2018

If you like tunnels, then these are pretty tunnelish! Deep down below the Piazza and reached by descending many stairs, there are a series of tunnels that lead down to a chamber that was used as an air raid shelter and a further tunnel that...More

Thank TheWuffler
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

We were told about the tunnels by our host otherwise it would have easy to miss them. We found them amazing and they extended a lot further than we were allowed to explore. The best room was the one with the large domed ceiling that...More

Thank Mark_aka_OX
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Many visitors seem not to have been impressed with this place, but I was and spent several hours in it. It depends on what you were expecting. Maybe because my expectations were low, I got more than I thought I would. Particularly impressive for me...More

Thank Danubegal
Reviewed 14 December 2017

It's the big square in front of the Duomo, with lots of marble, cafes and restaurants, plus some places to buy post cards.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Suddenly realised on our last day in Ortigia that the entry to this was right opposite our appartment and basically is a load of tunnels that go underneath Piazaa duomo! It's not well signed up to be honest but is a little doorway in a...More

Thank Traitor101666
Reviewed 25 November 2017

An atmospheric collection of tunnels, well lit with fascinating but seemingly random information boards, some about the place itself and others about other parts of Sicilian history, as a result there's no coherent explanation of the story. The exit is in a completely different street...More

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