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Address: Via Paradiso, 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number:
+39 0931 66206
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

This archeological site contains the most complete Greek Theater existing...

This archeological site contains the most complete Greek Theater existing from antiquity.

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There are three points of interest in the park: a Roman amphitheater, a Greek/Roman amphitheater and "THE EAR". They aren't the best in Sicily but they are the best in Syracuse... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Sue G
Denver, Colorado
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Westport, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

BEWARE! there are no explanation boards, no directions, no guidance unless you pay over 30 Euros for a guide. Some parts are also roped off. The aim seems to be to force you to pay for a personal guide. Seems that the guides must have paid off the authorities so that they can monopolize the tourists. Go somewhere else!

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are three points of interest in the park: a Roman amphitheater, a Greek/Roman amphitheater and "THE EAR". They aren't the best in Sicily but they are the best in Syracuse. Down near "the ear" are some lovely gardens. Treat it like a park and relax.

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Island of Malta, Malta
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my colleague working for a cultural agency have ICOM cards that our agency give us when we go abroad to entitle us for free admission. When I was getting the tickets, the man at the admission did not accept our ICOM cards simply because they had the same card number. Although I tried to explain that since we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Enormous Greek theatre, where are still summertime performances, The Latomie (stone quarries) and the Ear of Dionysius (due to its shape), beautiful orange and lemon garden are real special. The roman amphitheatre is nowdays still use for musical performances.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

If you like very much history you will like this park. You also need some imagination to fully emerge in this atmosphere.....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

This is a lovely spot to visit if you have an interest in ancient history. We walked from Ortigia, which took around half an hour, and caught a bus back. The highlight for me was the Ear of Dionysius, which is a cave extending back into the hill. It extends much further than I expected, and was home to bats... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

A must for your visit to Siracusa, enormous Greek and Roman amphitheaters, very impressive sites. The former rock quarry is now a huge garden with caves and citrus trees. Lots of photo ops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

If you are a history buff you will love this park. It contains very complete ruins of both a Greek theatre and a Roman theatre, plus the Ear of Dionysius. One admissions covers all. We came in November, so it wasn't crowded and weather was still pleasant. Take your time and use your imagination to see the actual theatres in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I felt very moved by the fact I was walking on grounds where gladiators had shed their blood and given their lives. This place is very rich in history and I wonder if the people of the area are aware of how historical their town is.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

There is not much more anyone can add to all the other contributions made by visitors. Ancient ruins in the park provide evidence of the importance of Siracusa in the Ancient world. The highlights were the enormous Greek amphitheatre; the soaring cave of Dionysus; and the quarries where the stones for the buildings were excavated.

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