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Address: Viale Paradiso 14, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 66206
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Like so many historical places in Italy (Pompeii is another example), it's staffed by officious people who completely neglect the place and its facilities. So much was overgrown... read more

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Like so many historical places in Italy (Pompeii is another example), it's staffed by officious people who completely neglect the place and its facilities. So much was overgrown with weeds and the toilets are simply disgusting. It is fascinating but the love of bureaucracy appears to come before actually looking after the place.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will be honest and say we would not have appreciated this park as much if we did not have a guide because there are only signs with the Roman Amphitheatre. She charged us 60 Euro for over an hour and explained everything, leaving us to spend as much time in the park as we wanted at the end. You... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning mix of Greek and Roman antiquities. Two ampitheatres. Combine with visit to Syracuse old town and Archemides fort out of the town

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a fair amount to see, but expect to walk quite a bit. There are some parts a long way away from the main part - we never did find the catacombs. There is very little information in any language, so a guide book is useful to get the most out of the trip. The Greek temple is great.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would say this is a must for any visit to Syracuse. We were Ortygia, and found it an easy walk from the island to the park. The sites are fascinating, with stunning views over the Greek amphitheatre to the sea. The echoing Ear of Dionysus was hugely interesting, and the Roman Ampitheatre reflects the magnificent history of the town.... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We traveled to Siracusa specifically to visit the park and were disappointed with two of the three sites. Many sections were closed to the public and those that weren't were either overgrown with grass and weeds or construction zones. Don't make a special trip to visit but stop in if you are in the area and have an hour or... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I recently visited the site. The trip was worth it but we were expecting a bit more. If you have been to other Roman or Greek sites you will be disappointed. Many other people wrote about the weeds and bad signage which are all true. If they don't start pulling weeds and fixing the place a bit... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After having visited the museum we thought that the Parco would be equally nice.......What a disappointment and what a waste of time! The site is badly kept and weeds are growing everywhere; in 10 years there will be nothing to see as weeds, shrubs and trees will have taken over the entire place. Bad signage and really nothing to see.... More 

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Southold, NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Parco Archeologico Della Neapolis was extremely interesting to visit and we all learned a lot of history. The park contains excavations, including the Ear of Dionysius, where limestone was mined thousands of years ago, a Greek Theater built before the time of Christ, a "newer" Roman amphitheater built 2,000 years ago, and many other amazing sights. I would recommend... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This should be one of the great sites of Sicily, indeed of Europe. But it seems poorly maintained, poorly run, poorly explained. Segesta and Agrigento were far more striking - not to mention ancient sites in the Middle East.

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