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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #10 of 62 Attractions in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Caverns/ Caves
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Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

No light inside, take a torch. Amazing sounds inside. Description are in italian only unless you take a guide.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

You get to see this as part of your ticket to the Greek amphitheatre , it is well worth a look and a listen. One of the tour guides demonstrated how sound reverberates and travels in this cave by breaking out into song; added bonus!

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Hertfordshire , Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

An interesting feature of the archeological park that is well worth seeing- the legend is that spies could eavesdrop on the conversations below because the acoutsics were so good.

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Rancho Mirage, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Worth the walk thru the archeological ruins of a temple, theatre and coliseum then finishing in this cavern. Walk far into the darkness and strike a note. Amazing sound. Just fun. Bit of hilly walking to see it all including Archemedes crypt. Be wary they seem to close some paths for afternoon break about 1pm. Bring water, sunscreen and a... More

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Yorkie in London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We went to see all of the archaeological park but took in the quarry as well which includes the 'ear'. We were lucky to hear a group of youngsters singing together which was very good and demonstrated the acoustics very well. Quite amazing to thin that it was all carved by hand centuries ago.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The Orecchio di Dionisio is really compulsory for anyone visiting the archaelogical park. It's a fascinating natural wonder the like of which you will not encounter in many other parts of the world.

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Orlando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

A pleasant journey into the ancient past, thinking of those who came hear before to listen to what the Oracle had to say. It is very dark with no lighting so walk careful into the cave

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

part of a large group of ruins and temples - this place breathes history - a must visit. It is located outside of the siracusa main village but is easliy reachable by foot / public transport or taxi/rental car. lots of place to park and will easily take a day to view it and all surrounding ruins and temples that... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

The price is a bit high 10 euros I was fortunate to catch a group who's tour leader sang through a small opening and we heard this beautiful song It was like an angels voice... Hope you have the same good luck. I did go through the Archeological park and saw wonderful areas. It took about two hours to see... More

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Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

This impressive cave is crowded in the mornings when mass tourists arrive by cars (and feel themselves obliged to sing in chorus in the cave to prove its acoustics). Prefer to visit in the afternoon...

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