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“What a surprise” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Catacombs of St. John (Catacombe di San Giovanni)

Catacombs of St. John (Catacombe di San Giovanni)
Piazza San Giovanni | Archeological zone, 96100 Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
0931-665-71
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Ranked #7 of 95 things to do in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: Descend into this maze of eerie tunnels niched with early Christian tombs hidden beneath the roofless, flower-filled ruins of a Norman church.
Kendal
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“What a surprise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

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 see the other catacombs (Santa Lucia, etc.).

Visited September 2013
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“Awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

Was very hot that day, so was nice to go down into cool - very nice young lady offering tour, cannot walk about alone or will get lost among the maze!

Visited August 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I liked the catacombs in Rome (narrow tunnels, atmosphere of mystery) more, but on the other hand the ones in Syracuse are the favourite ones of my friend (yes, she also has been to the ones in Rome). Probably I would have enjoyed them more, if the guide had spoken clear English. Anyway, the place you can visit if you are already in Syracuse.

Visited June 2013
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Qormi, Malta
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“Catacombe di San Giovanni”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The tour guide was very interesting and the guide gave us a lot of information about the church and the catacombs itself. it is a very large complex with various areas each with its own characteristics. worth visiting.

Visited July 2013
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“Fabulous but a little dear”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

A group of 6 with a guided tour.... We were english and so got very little information for the price of the tour. BUT we'll worth going and distinctly eerie!

Visited August 2013
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