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Amazing tour

By donation tour. Highly recommend. Very fascinating . There is a crypt, Greek tunnels and a Jewish... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Try to visit this church

We happened upon this church and saw a small group going in plus the open steps going down which... read more

Reviewed 31 May 2018
Linda G
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

By donation tour. Highly recommend. Very fascinating . There is a crypt, Greek tunnels and a Jewish ritual bath. I paid 5 euros per person much better than the other ritual bath tour.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

We happened upon this church and saw a small group going in plus the open steps going down which are in the main doorway. After enquiring we discovered we could be given a guided tour of the catacombs (1 level below), part of the Greek...More

2  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 22 May 2018

The church of San Filippo Apostolo is nice, but, not noteworthy. Except for what is underneath. At the entrance to the church is a steep set of stairs which descend three levels below ground. Take the guided tour, which is free, and discover the ancient...More

2  Thank Bill A
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

1  Thank thetravellingmanUk
Reviewed 24 September 2017

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

2  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

3  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

1  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

1  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

2  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

1  Thank Dave_Polpetta
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