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Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

Piazza San Filippo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 366 489 0028
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Beautiful inside

My wife and I came across this church completely by accident whilst exploring some of the small... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
thetravellingmanUk
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uk
Chiesa di San Filippo

A fascinating building with an enormous history. We were shown the different levels by a very... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
caljerram1
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Derby, United Kingdom
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“ritual bath” (2 reviews)
“three levels” (3 reviews)
“hard hat” (2 reviews)
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Piazza San Filippo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Piazza San Filippo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 366 489 0028
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Reviewed 8 October 2017

My wife and I came across this church completely by accident whilst exploring some of the small alleyways in Ortigia. If we are honest, it doesn't look too inspiring from the outside, but is absolutely beautiful inside, and glad we took the time to have...More

Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 24 September 2017

A fascinating building with an enormous history. We were shown the different levels by a very helpful guide

Thank caljerram1
Reviewed 13 September 2017

I can only echo was others have said; this is a little gem of a tour. Yes, it's only 15 mins or so but it's free (there's a voluntary donation) and the tour guide really knows her stuff. I was lucky in that there was...More

1  Thank MissDiscodolly
Reviewed 23 August 2017

We got to know about Chiesa di San Filippo thru the free guidebookss you get from the tourist office. For a small donation, you get a very interesting guided by one of the volunteers who takes you to three levels underground, first to a Christian...More

Thank Pierre S
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

The various guidebooks recommend the Ipogeo, which costs 5€ and is a bit underwhelming -- you wander around mostly empty tunnels on your own. Instead, go to Chiesa di San Filippo. For the price of a donation, you get a 15-minute guided tour (on the...More

Thank Louis D
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

We got to this church by accident. In fact we visited it the day before and I noticed the steps at the entrance going below the floor covered with an iron gate. So we went back and we were lucky. There was a guided tour...More

1  Thank Rpallagi
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is something that i will recommend to anyone who goes to Siracusa. It was unexpected and very interesting. The visit is a short (10-15 min) guided tour, which leaves frequently. There is no charge, but a request for a donation at the end. We...More

Thank Dave_Polpetta
Reviewed 25 May 2017

great place to seen generations of use, from an early jewish mikvah allegedly to a series of churches, this was so cool. Get your hard hats and explore below. Woth seeing.

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Tours depart every half hour down some steep steps in the church entrance. Descend three levels to 20 metres below to see on the way a crypt, a catacomb / war shelter and a Jewish women bathing pool. Fascinating stuff. There is no charge for...More

3  Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 1 August 2016

A must see whilst in Ortigia. A free, short tour deep underground to the ancient Jewish baths and an endless cave system running under Ortigia where up to 10,000 sheltered during the second world war.

1  Thank SimonToms
Quintilianus83, Direttore at Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016
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Grazie, Simon, per la tua testimonianza che ci gratifica tanto! Maria Santissima ti assista sempre!

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