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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Reviewed 23 October 2015

It is shaped like an ear and was so christened by Caravaggio because of this and its accoustic properties. The cave is huge but uless one had a torch it was not possible to explore deep inside as there was no lighting and the ground...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a haunted cave with tremendously high ceilings. As you walk in it is dark, I recommend spending time inside and listening to the echoes.

Thank Amanda S
Reviewed 18 October 2015

The archeological museum and the ruins in Syracuse should be visited. The museum had an excellent method of presenting the history of the area, showing it chronologically and is an excellent stop prior to visiting the ruins. The "Ear" is but one site.

Thank Leegoldsmith
Reviewed 17 October 2015

this portion of the park is very interesting, mainly because of the old stories people tell. this was an old prision and because of the accustic, Dionysius used the take advantages of what priosioners chat.

Thank Gilberto K
Reviewed 17 October 2015

For those first time to Syracuse there is a park as you enter the town but to get ticket for entry there is a very big queue at the other end of the park. If you can get tickets on internet I would do this...More

Thank chrisshepp
Reviewed 17 October 2015

Access is good even for slow moving oldies. You need a fluent guide to make the most of this site, so much to take in. Lovely gardens and fascinating history.

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 15 October 2015 via mobile

This is quite a stunning site but it only takes you few minutes to see it. It is part of the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, which consists of the Greek theatre, the Roman amphitheater and the Alta as well. The latter two are free of...More

Thank helenmiumiu
Reviewed 13 October 2015

One of the main attractions in the archeological park of Siracuse. A big cavern with great accustics, where you can try your voice if it's a good one or not try it, if it's terrible.

Thank lidguy
Reviewed 12 October 2015

A beautifully-shaped quarry cave and totally dark inside until your eyes adjust. Part of the archaeological park. I couldn't find the way there and had to ask around at the Greek Theatre. Had to go back to the entrance and take another path. Signage was...More

Thank Johnny H
Reviewed 8 October 2015

It is a fun place, I liked how it echoes voices, especially of children. Unique and memorable, makes you feel enchanted.

Thank Dubravka M
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23 October 2016|
Response from KTGP | Reviewed this property |
These are the times listed on the Siracusa Tourism website for Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, which the Ear of Dionysius is a part of. Daily opening hours 9:00 - closing one hour before sunset (Ie. Until February 28, 9... More
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Response from aus10katz | Reviewed this property |
We hired Ms Eva Paola Greco as our guide. She gave us more historical insight that we would have otherwise missed. She was well worth it