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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

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Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 0931 66206
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A strange and wonderful cave

The cave is in an old limestone quarry that is part of the Archaeological Park. Nobody seems sure if it'snatural or not, but it seems unlikely that anything so unusual would be... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As we were staying in the Grand Villa Politi Hotel about a mile from the city centre, where the building is surrounded by the limestone quarries, I was keen to explore the "official" site to try to discover a bit more. I had read (perhaps unwittingly while relaxing over a glass of wine in the hotel grounds) about the misery... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The cave is in an old limestone quarry that is part of the Archaeological Park. Nobody seems sure if it'snatural or not, but it seems unlikely that anything so unusual would be artificial. It's a walk in and out visit, but still amazing, and the surroundings are beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I appreciate it very much ! It is a hole, a stone cave in a hill and the entrance is like an gigantic ear, perhaps of a lttle, tall devil .. and so the Syracusians named it " Ear of Dionysius"; with roman philosophy ... , Dionysius is Bacchus, a greek God, with a drivecraft of the nature, overall for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Step inside this stone quarry grotto to hear the haunting sound of doves and see effects of the sunlight. Surrounding gardens are pretty.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You will find this cave as part of Neopolis in Siracusa. Best part is the eerie way sound carries in the cave. Try singing and you'll see what I mean. Not much to this, but worth the visit. Included with admission to Archeological Park.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice too see as you can only buy a combined ticket with the Greek theater. Special place, but small. Beautiful surroundings!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This cave is really intersting, its really tall and in the shape of an ear. The acoustics are incredible. When visiting the archeological site this place is in the same area. There are trees and it is cooler here. It is part natural and part man made. Worth coming to see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw this on our excursion to the Archaeological site in Siracusa and were amazed at its size and acoustics.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hopefully while you're visiting someone will sing inside the cavern, I've never heard anything like it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Not only the spectacle is grandiose, but also the stories linked to it; the surrounding gardens are also sensational - it is worth coming here with a local tour-guide.

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