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Address: Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 450801

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The Ipogei di Piazza del Duomo consisits of tunnels and is entered near the garden of the Archbishop’s Palace in Piazza del Duomo and exits on Foro Vittorio Emanuele II, (commonly... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2016
Adelaide, Australia
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Tunnels - old (and in some places new). Poor signboards. Many illuminated areas have broken lighting so can not be appreciated. There is some random collection of old theater sets down in the tunnels as an exhibition - but with no explanation in English. All a bit odd - and not worth the 5 Eu. Entry Fee

Thank Albia-Newton
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 308 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Ipogei di Piazza del Duomo consisits of tunnels and is entered near the garden of the Archbishop’s Palace in Piazza del Duomo and exits on Foro Vittorio Emanuele II, (commonly referred to as Foro Italico) which is on the sea front, virtually in a straight line from the Duomo. The tunnels are made up of stone quarries and cisterns... More 

1 Thank KTGP
United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Under the duomo in the tunnels that were used diring the war but have a history much older. Strongly suggest a guided tour as no English on the written displays and when Imoverheard part of a tour, the guide was saying things that weren't even indicated in Italian. Enjoyed it but feel we missed so much by not knowing the... More 

1 Thank Tracey M
Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Near the Duomo, there is an exhibition which in fact is nothing more than an underground tunnel with some old Greek artifacts, and pictures on the wall of World War ll bomb shelter facilities which this place was used. For €10 the unguided tour was over within 10 minutes. Very boring and a tourist trap. Avoid this site.

Thank stephenjason
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Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The caverns themselves were interesting but for the Greek theatre info it was all in Italian. I kept wondering why it was down here - do these caverns have something to do with Greek theatre. There were a couple of info signs in English about WW2 which were interesting but it left me wanting more. I am a bit surprised... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Next to the Duomo it is an interesting network of tunnels and caverns , centuries old and also used as ARP shelter during WW11. There is an exhibition of Greek Theatre costumes and history in Syracuse, so for a small entrance fee it is good value. It is also wonderfully cool if you wish to escape the heat of the... More 

Thank N55tony
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Walked through the tunnels and excavations. Entry is in the Piazza Duomo but the exit is way down in the harbour. Whilst I Capisco Italian there is only one banner in English. It was enjoyable but could be so much better with a little thought put into it

Thank Adrian D
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

When visiting the Duomo I was ask if I wanting to visit the underground remain of the roman street and house It isn’t big but very interesting and the lady at the door will explain and answer any questions you may have. A little printed document in various languages to guide you through the site under the Cathedral. This was... More 

Thank mje0250400
Ketchum, Idaho
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2016

You may be down here alone and it may feel a bit eari but if you have a few extra euro you can see the extensive underground area used during WWII that the towns people of Siracusa lived in and fled to in order to avoid the Allie bombings. It is also a quick hassle free, car free, pedestrian free... More 

Thank Bross24
York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We stumbled on this attraction whilst taking some pictures in the Piazza Duomo, and were amazed that it isn't really mentioned in any of the guidebooks. Yes - there's not a massive amount to see, but the fact is that this is an enormous air raid shelter and cavern complex underneath the very heart of Syracuse. It's about a 20... More 

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