Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo
Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo
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chocbudda
Warrnambool, Australia86 contributions
Jul 2023 • Couples
I'm unable to conment because I was unable to visit, but I can't see anywhere that its advised only open Saturdays.
Shame as it seemed the perfect exploration in 40 degree heat
Written 18 July 2023
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Lawrence P
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Sept 2021 • Couples
Walking across the piazza in front of the Duomo can generate some awe inspiring feelings. In part, the architecture, the antiquity and when you walk over to the unobtrusive looking gate under what looks like a garden, curiosity.

A few euros provides access to an amazing underground experience. When you stop to think that thousands of Ortigian residents crammed into the carved out tunnel below the Duomo and piazza to avoid the bombing raids, you are drawn into an almost otherworldly mindset.

This is well worth the cost and make sure you walk the tunnel into the cistern room. You will be amazed. I guarantee!
Written 12 September 2021
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BobStamford
Stamford, UK786 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
The reviews do not do this justice this a fabulous couple of hours - see the tunnels watch the film. I do not know about this piece of history and was amazed. Use the exit path and be surprised where you come out and therefore how far these tunnels extend
Written 30 October 2018
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Sicily28
14 contributions
Oct 2018 • Family
We read lots of reviews of these tunnels which are extraordinary. The kids loved the spaces - interpretation is really poor and there is so much to say. BUT what we found amassing was discovering a room that had extraordinary sound reverberation. All of us (kids included) found this amazing. If you sing three notes they sing back to you!!...we went three times in our visit. Nobody mentions this which I found incredible. We loved it.
Written 27 October 2018
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Manningjen
Columbia, MD544 contributions
Oct 2018 • Business
Don't be surprised if you pop out several blocks (by the seaside) from where you started (in the Piazza del Duomo)
Written 13 October 2018
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Corvell
Surrey, England110 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We had high hopes of this as the photos looked interesting and we have often found that similar sites have a really interesting history. However, the history of this place, if it has one, is kept well hidden. We know it was used as an air raid shelter, but we are no wiser as to who built it, when or why. A series of badly lit, badly organised displays, many showing events which appear to have no connection whatever with the site. There is no explanatory leaflet, and quite a few of the lights which were supposed to be lighting up display panels weren't working. There is a very tall cavern which seemed to be labelled as the bishop's cistern, but again no information about it. Such a wasted opportunity to tell a good story.
Written 12 October 2018
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HealdGreenForever
Slovakia298 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
5 euros per person for no tour, barely any signage to explain what we were looking at, just a few photos that acted as adverts for other parts of Siracusa and a few from the 1943 bombardment.

The most interesting part of the visit was the video on the Allied bombardment and invasion of Sicilly - but we could've watched that for free on Youtube,

We were ripped off.
Written 6 October 2018
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Lizzy18
Sydney, Australia314 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
Really enjoyed this very interesting site/ attraction. Extremely well done, also very thought provoking as I had no idea that Syracusa was so torn apart, bombed, destroyed during the war.
Wonderful video footage shown in the cave area, excellent pictorial summary of how this tunnel system was used.
I highly recommend this place to visit
Written 2 October 2018
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Bucksvoyager
Bucks352 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
This is a network of underground tunnels that were used to store water and, much later, as air-raid shelters in WWII.

It was unfortunately a disappointing visit. The tunnel network is impressive on paper but most of it was closed when we visited, so we didn’t get to see most of the network. There is little information available on boards as you go round the tunnels. We didn’t get an audio guide so maybe we suffered a bit because of that. (Actually, I am not sure that an audio guide is available because I don't recall seeing headsets when we entered.)

It was difficult to find the entrance as it was not well signposted at street level. There is a nondescript door to the right of the entrance to the Duomo. The exit is down at sea level which means that you so have to go back through the streets to get back to where you entered and there is a bit of a climb involved. However, the staff member at the exit let us turn round and go back to the Duomo through the tunnel network.

If all the tunnel network had been open I might have enjoyed the visit more and got more out of it, but I feel that more could be made of the site. It was disappointing that we were charged the full admission price when half the tunnel network was not open.
Written 2 October 2018
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Andy M
London, UK86 contributions
Sept 2018 • Couples
We had a look down here as we noticed it when walking through the square (plus it was really hot outside, so this underground location provided some shelter !).
It was quite interesting and there are a number of info panels in English as well as Italian. The underground tunnels are fairly extensive and are easy to get about. We entered from the square and exited by the water front.
Written 23 September 2018
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