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Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe

Piazza San Giovanni ale Catacombe, 1, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 64694
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Descend into this maze of eerie tunnels niched with early Christian tombs hidden beneath the roofless, flower-filled ruins of a Norman church.
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Piazza San Giovanni ale Catacombe, 1, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 64694
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We enjoyed our visit and found the guide very informative, Staff booked a taxi for us which I thought was very kind.

Thank blath
Reviewed 3 July 2014

Tongue in cheek of course with the title. I am not one for the all day tours or the need to see everything, everywhere. If you do only one thing (and that itself would be a shame) in Ortigia, please visit this site. It is...More

3  Thank Eoghan O
Reviewed 29 June 2014

This is an interesting part of history. It cost 5 Euros with coupon and is a thirty minute guide underground in the burial site of this ancient city. A can't miss experience if you visit this city

Reviewed 21 June 2014

Entry to the Catacombs, after purchasing your ticket, is by guided tour and I can understand why after visiting the Catacombs. They are vast and you wouldn't want to get lost down here in the dark. There are no bodies left in the Catacombs and...More

1  Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 20 June 2014

Another must-see of a very large catacomb sadly mostly robbed out but still very impressive. Also its cool down there...

Thank OzS
Reviewed 18 June 2014

guided tour lasts about 30 minutes - you see the remains of a church with features going back hundreds of years, the burial place of local saint, and then a walk through several representative sections of the catacombs. The guide was quite good. You don't...More

Thank Pisendel
Reviewed 15 June 2014

This was one of the most interesting places we visited in Syracuse. These catacombs contain over 10,000 graves which are located in an old greek aquaduct which runs under the streets of the city, The are a number of old muriels you can see in...More

2  Thank Princess_Nemi
Reviewed 31 May 2014

There are only guided tours available, so you need to wait a bit. There is free Wifi internet. One ticket costs 7-10e, I think (we paid 21e for 2 adults and 1 child 7 years). Better take some pullover, because it is chilly inside those...More

2  Thank Arunas A
Reviewed 29 May 2014

This is my first catacombs, so I can't compare to some of the more traveled sites elsewhere in Italy, but I found this fascinating. Tour guide was informative and I thought the history from ancient Greece, through to the Christian period was very interesting and...More

1  Thank SanDiegoTrvlr71
Reviewed 27 May 2014

The Catacombs are well-worth a visit. They are situated across the bridge from Ortigia, on the mainland part of the city, in a rather drab high-rise area of the modern city, only a 15 minutes walk from Ortigia. Guided tours of the catacombs take place...More

3  Thank DublinEdM
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