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“Impressive natural creature” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)
Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #9 of 57 Attractions in Syracuse
Type: Caverns/ Caves, Outdoors
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“Impressive natural creature”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Worth visiting if you are curious about the nature surprises. Especially interesting for teenagers while study phisics. Just one advise- try to be there without mass of people- the sound flows even better!

Visited April 2013
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“Amazing natural wonder”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

You feel small when walking through the cavity which is shaped like an eardrum. The haunting sounds which were audible came from the nesting pidgeons - quite eery sounds.

Visited November 2013
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“Impressive - not to be missed.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Don't miss the impressive stone quarries which lie adjacent to the Greek Theatre. This is where the stone was cut to build the Greek theatre. A huge gash in the rock (the ear) takes you into the vast cavern - even a whisper can be heard.

Visited November 2013
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“a good surprise”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I knew this was just a cave that had a legend attached and sort of figured it was not really worth the effort, but while you are in the archaeological park, you walk right by it and so it's no effort to stop to see it. It does have a nice curving opening that might look a little like Spock ear. The inside is in solid rock. It was a pretty neat site and a bit of a surprise to me.

Visited September 2013
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“WOW SO BIG, The Better To Hear You With!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is huge and deep. A little spooky to walk into especially when you hear the bats flying about and it gets pitch black. You can really see the perspective of size if you see someone coming out of it! Lovely park area but not well marked so bring your own written information if you want to know any history aobu the ear and environs.

Visited November 2013
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