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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

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Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 093166206
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Impressive and interesting for little ones, history buffs and anyone looking form something a little different. I was particulary interested as i'd been reading about Cicero, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

An enormous cave that twists and turns into the mountainside. You can hear whispers echoing quite clearly so can understand how powerful a place it must have been in the ancient past. Children will absolutely love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The Parco Archeologico della Neopolis was a highlight during our two-night stay in Siracusa and l'orecchio di Dionisio was the highlight of the archeological site, including the lovely walk to its entrance - it is certainly worth leaving the beautiful island of Ortigia for an afternoon exploration.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Maybe I am missing something, but how can a big hole on the side of a hill be a touristic attraction?

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Impressive and interesting for little ones, history buffs and anyone looking form something a little different. I was particulary interested as i'd been reading about Cicero, and this is place that Verres used to imprison and execute honest sailors after swapping their identities for pirates who had been captured by the Roman Navy. Unfortunately, like so many other attractions in... More 

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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Nice place to go and see. The whole archilogical park is very nice. The greek theater with the tombs at the top, even of with water/ a small waterfall. The ear is also very impressing. Should be visitied if you are in Syracus.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Allow yourself time to explore this site - consider a guide as there is so much to see and so many time periods represented.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We paid 10 euros for 3 areas in the park - including the Greek Theatre - it's a nice park to visit but try to visit when cooler

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

An incredible piece of ancient history, a man-made cave that you can actually go in. Very tall, impressive construction! Fun to go in and sing or just shout to hear the echo and the great acoustics!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Must say had never heard of this until I was in Syracuse. Decided to take a look and was not disappointed. Looks like an enormous entrance to a cave, walked into it about couple of steps before it became pitch black, so walked back out again. The area is full of unusual shaped stones and what looks to be entrances... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Interesting. I wished I had brought the small speaker for my iPhone. I would have loved to hear what music sounded like with those acoustics. Gregorian chant or something might have been AMAZING! As it was the iPhone speaker wasn't loud enough and my voice not good enough to give it a try!

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