Great tour which leaves on the hour, guide is both English and Italian speaking - no photos allowed, and being privately owned no discounts for seniors
Didn't read up on this place first, just sort of walked in. We were pleasantly surprised . Had a little guided tour which was so illuminating. We went into a lovely courtyard of the old St Johns church then down into an ancient crypt where the early Christians gathered. There are beautiful fairly well preserved frescos in this area. This... More
I think they should slightly modify the way they explain things. I missed a good introduction of the historic context of the catacombs plus I was expecting a longer visit/walk though the catacombs.. Some printed material could help the tourist to get a further idea of how they really were. To sum up, not bad.. but could be improved.
Many might think this a claustrophobic experience but it is not and owned by the Vatian and full of magical revelations this is a must on your itinery. History with the wow factor.
This was one of my highlights while visiting Syracuse. In general graves are not my thing however, with ties that go back to the Greek and Roman Empire and passed on to the Christians one could truly feel the ties to centuries past. The guides were knowledgeable and easily understood. If you are an art lover viewing the Frescoes that... More
Great piece of history. You can see the old cave/cemetery that was capable to fit 20,000 dead people underground. Then it was transformed in a war refugee site, and the story goes on. It was a great experience.
Very much enjoyed this tour which includes both the ruined Basilica, crypt and catacombs. The guide was interesting and helpful, answering extra questions willingly. The tour inevitably has to be conducted on a bilingual basis, so it's a bit slower than it might otherwise be, but this is a minor issue. The incredible scale of this underground burial facility at... More
I had a bit of extra time during my trip and this was on the way to the archaeological park, so I decided to stop in the catacombs for a little bit. I was pleasantly surprised by how cool this place is: I thought it was just going to be some boring crypt, but there's a rich history behind the... More
We had no idea the catacombs would be so interesting and extensive. The tour was most informative but the real impression was just the sheer extent of the place - amazing. We only visited them as an afterthought on a rainy afternoon and we're so glad we did - our only regret is that we didn't leave enough time to... More
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