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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
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The Ear of Dionysius is a large cave formation and was so named because of its perfect acoustics. Our tour guide sang a portion of an aria, and it was a charming experience.

Thank RebelVirginia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

A large opening to a space that gets smaller. If you go in slowly you will never be in complete darkness. Be prepared for lots of singing and shouting as people test the sound.

Thank Brian440
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

To me the interesting part was the way it was dug by military prisoners not so much about the acoustics. We had a guide that helped us a lot.

Thank Bobby44881
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very impressive cavern at the archaeological site, this place blew the adjoining Greek theatre and Roman amphitheatre out of the water. Wonderful.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Visiting by yourself you do not take in the full extent of what this place was about. Basically a quarry, where slaves worked relentlessly to make the place you see today. Inside you see where people took refuge and lived always under the fear of...More

Thank SagaloutsTour
Reviewed 30 September 2016

We strolled into this cave not expecting to be too impressed, but we're lucky enough to be there when a tour guide called for silence, walked over to the wall, and with his hand cupped over his mouth to project the sound into the wall,...More

Thank Robben16
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

One part of 10 euro ticket, probably the best. You can step to the water because of dark so watch your steps 😀

Thank Marek S
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Be sure to see the Archeological Museum (very well done), and the Greek Theater. These old quarry grottos are also interesting.

Thank cookpias
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The buses unload the passengers in an area with restrooms (0.50 euros), stalls selling souvenirs and snack places. It is a 5 minute walk to the entrance. The cost is 10 euros pp and includes the Greek Theatre. It is a 10-15 minute walk from...More

Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed 25 September 2016

We visited the ear of Dionysius, which is part of the archeological site in Siracusa. Wonderful place to visit. I would suggest that if you visit the park, that you hire a guide who can explain to you the history of the site

Thank YoRo2014
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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