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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 yesterday

This is part of the Archaeological Park and shouldn't be missed as it is rare to find something similar. You can only walk through part and then you have to return as there is not an exit at the far end. It takes only a...More

Thank Dorothy W
Reviewed 5 days ago

After visiting the Greek/Roman Amphitheater walk down the Latomia del Paradiso garden path into this ancient stone quarry. At the end of the path, covered with beautiful trees, you reach the "Ear of Dionysius" which has been formed by water cutting through the extremely thick...More

Thank Jerry C
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the Neapolis Park a track leads you to this huge cave known since Caravaggio's time as the Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio). If you sing the echo is very evocative

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was actually part of the Greek Theater visit but warrants a comment of its own especially if you are musically inclined [I am not but a lot of my friends are]. It's really just basically a cave but what beautiful music it makes. It...More

Thank leok647
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you've taken the trouble to go out to the archaeological site in Syracuse then visiting the ear is a must. We went out to the site on a multi stop bus so got to see quite a lot of the city as well. Fascinating...More

Thank Louise186317
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A quirky cave with a legendary history. If you're already at the Greek Theater, definitely worth the detour. If you're really into ancient history or with a kid who's never been in an echo-y cave, it will rate higher. It will be better if you...More

Thank Dennis B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two hundred feet long and 90 feet high a quarry for the stone to build the amphitheater with great acoustics. It might impress a youngster, but the rest of us were bored silly. Oh, you had to pay to get into the park.

Thank Jerry W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Part of the historical grounds visit. Well worth taking the time to go into the area and look at the sheer size of this place. Good acoustics apparently as I witnessed two English luvvies going through their vocal scales. Quite annoying really!

Thank Mike A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a stroll through this cave and enjoy the acoustics, They say that the Emperor could hear the prisoners plotting against him with the sound amplification. Who knows but it is a good story.

Thank RERD09
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you've made the trip out of central Siracusa to see the Greek Theater, then it's worth calling into the adjacent huge quarry and seeking out this man made cave. Reasonably impressive from the outside, it is more impressive from the inside. A walk in...More

Thank Ian G
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24 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
9 September 2016|
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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