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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$92.27*
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Archaeological Syracuse: Neapolis Park Walking Tour
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A great park to wander and experience the ancient history

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By itself, interesting, but not worth a special trip. However, the park as a whole with the Greek and Roman ruins is a must see when you visit Siracusa.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited Siracusa, not much of interest. Once there I went to visit the Greek theatre where the 'Ear of Dionysisus' forms part of. I was not impressed of the theatre, since it seems neglected with many areas closed. But, the Ear of Dionysius is a marvel, something you will not find anywhere and hence a must visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our children loved talking in it and making sounds. It's fascinating. Definitely a must do in Syracuse.

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