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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

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Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 66206
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US$91.86*
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Afternoon spent at the Archeological Park. The Ear is an enormous cave and worth the visit.

As part of the Park, visitors are encouraged to walk the easy path to the Ear and enter. It is included in the overall entrance fee and should not be missed.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bucharest, Romania
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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of the Park, visitors are encouraged to walk the easy path to the Ear and enter. It is included in the overall entrance fee and should not be missed.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole of the Archaeological site and the gardens which surround this ancient quarrying site, where thousands of prisoners of war were held at the time of the Tyrants of Syracuse - literally wreaks of a history of punishing work and appalling inhumanity. Softened by the passage of time, the ear is a massive cave into which you can walk... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

While the cave is impressive to see and walk into, to get the most out of your visit either splurge and get the guided tour or do a little homework and get a guide book. To see the back of the cave being a small LED flash light.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yes I've wandered through many a cave but this one was fun because of the legend of the ear. It is easy to understand where the story originates once you are inside.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quite difficult to find which path to get to this, in the mayhem that is the archae- park . Could do with better info and signposting. Intriguing location. Children would enjoy the scale and hearing amazing echoes it makes. Like something out of a fairytale. Dusk would be spooky- but would there be bats!?

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to see the Greek theatre not knowing that there were other things on the site. What a surprise! The caves were used as a prison. It is 23 metres high and extends 65 metres back into the cliff. Because of its shape the Ear has extremely good acoustics, making even a small sound resonate throughout the cave. Worth... More 

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Ear of Dionysius is a narrow cavern, very acustic one, you can stand in one end and hear a whisper. I had a possibility to hear a local guide to sing inside, it was just amazing!

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

This place often ranks high among the attractions of Syracuse: I honestly do not see why. Certainly the place is an old antique quarry, certainly the shape is unusual and has amazing acoustics. Okay, but not worth the ticket price.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

The admission price of 10 Euros each is not warranted. The theater is nice but no where near as spectacular as the one in Taormina for the same price. The cave is interesting but much of the rest of that side of the site is closed off to visitors. Overall the site is a bit run down and we did... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Compared to the other sites in Syracuse I have to rate this sight for an average. You have to see it and just move on! There are more interesting things to see, this is jus an appetizer......

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