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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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While it makes for a wonderful take, sadly it's not real nor true. This is man made, not natural occurring. However, it is fun to walk in and talk, whisper or whatever and hear... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2016
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Beverley, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2016

This is a significant archaeological site with a great history. In theory it has wonderful acoustics, and was used by Dionysius to listen to his prisoners and their guards talking. When we visited, it was over run by groups, mainly of school children, shouting and whistling so loudly that it was painful to the ears and we left as soon... More 

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Aalst, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

Nothing much to see here, not worth the price of the entry ticket. The archeological parc is overgrown with weeds, no information is given. Don't bother coming here.

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Mosta, Malta
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016

excellent for tourists, a very nice place with a very interesting history attached to it. make sure to visit if you are in the area.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Caravaggio named this huge cave. It is near the ancient Greek and Roman cities, and stone quarry. Makes one feel humble.

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Pebble Beach, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Part of the Roman and Greek park. Very disappointed that over 2/3 of the park is closed and looks like it has been for some time. We based out trip to Sicily specifically to see the ruins here and in Agrigento. We still enjoyed our time there and this was one of the things open to see. The history is... More 

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Graz, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Within the Area Archeologica della Neapolis - Walk Around and See Everything You Can - Very Interesting Story About the "Orecchio di Dionisio"

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

Big hole in the cliff , made all the better by the women's institute visitors deciding to sing Jerusalem ! The acoustics were great !

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

While it makes for a wonderful take, sadly it's not real nor true. This is man made, not natural occurring. However, it is fun to walk in and talk, whisper or whatever and hear how the sound carries. Great for children.

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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

Beautiful place to visit, the Italians need to learn they have to keep clean the natural beauties! Wheel chair accesible. Beautiful garden.

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Bungay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Part of the Neapolis Archaeological Park, this amazing cave must be visited to be believed. The Ear of Dionysius has notable acoustics, which amplify the sounds made. Some shout and sing, but I found it best to listen. Recommended.

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