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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

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Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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The ear itself Is just a cave, but it's in the same area as the Greek theatre and roman theatre, which are really well preserved ruins. Well worth a half day out. The park itself... read more

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was part of the sightseeing tour of Syracuse which at €5 was hop on, hop off so reasonable value. However, the admission to see this site was €10 and not goodvalue at all.

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Leigh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The ear itself Is just a cave, but it's in the same area as the Greek theatre and roman theatre, which are really well preserved ruins. Well worth a half day out. The park itself is quite big and has cafes and toilets. Sat listening to a local Italian playing the accordion, he was there ALL day. Obviously loved what... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This rock formation and cave is interesting. Strange sound effects as voices carry in unusual ways. Prisoners were once held here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool cave from former limestone quarry. Fun to walk inside and examine the cave while pondering the Greek era slave quarry work.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fabulously interesting site, we were lucky enough to experience a choir singng in here , it showed off the acoustics to a tee.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ear is just one of the many things to explore at the archeaological site of neapolis. Unfortunately, for some reason many places are supposedly off limits but i ignored the signs and got to walk around in the quarries and necropolis. It is a real shame that the authorities have these areas closed and are not looking after them

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Reshaped by human hands during the Roman era, this was the only cave open in the Archaeological Park during our visit. Cool and interesting, but not a must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the "ear" as part of a Rick Steves Tour. We had a wonderful guide, great weather and a fun time exploring this ancient, fairly well-preserved site. Beautiful grounds! Worth a visit when in Syracuse!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017

As part of the Park, visitors are encouraged to walk the easy path to the Ear and enter. It is included in the overall entrance fee and should not be missed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017

The whole of the Archaeological site and the gardens which surround this ancient quarrying site, where thousands of prisoners of war were held at the time of the Tyrants of Syracuse - literally wreaks of a history of punishing work and appalling inhumanity. Softened by the passage of time, the ear is a massive cave into which you can walk... More 

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