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Address: Viale Siracusa, 2 | Frazione Belvedere, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 0931711773
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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Great vistas and history

This is an ancient site superbly placed above Siracusa. It seems to be not often visited and you can really climb around on things. The vistas are fantastic and the story is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2016
Laura H
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San Francisco, California
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

Its website says it is open 9 to 5 tutti i giorni but it was closed on the Sunday I visited. Fortunately I was able to catch the same bus back to Siracusa.

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San Francisco, California
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53 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

This is an ancient site superbly placed above Siracusa. It seems to be not often visited and you can really climb around on things. The vistas are fantastic and the story is, too. Well worth a visit if you have a car to get there, as it is a little bit outside town.

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1 Thank Laura H
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Out-of-the-way (near Belvedere), and not in most popular guides, but well worth the trip. We went on a Saturday in October, and were the only people there. Great views, great history. Amazing what ancient stoneworkers could do. As usual, only time fortress was challenged, it surrendered.

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Borgloon, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

A very interesting ruin of maybe the largest ancient greek fortress in the world. You van walk in the ancient subterranean galeries.

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London, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
119 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Finding such extensive remains of a 4th century BC castle is really quite rare. Add to this the fact that Thucydides actually described the heights of Epipolai where the castle now sits adds to the magic. The views you will see down to Syracuse and out to sea are the same as those described by that ancient historian. The actual... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Went here on my own because I am fainted by historical fortresses. Was pleasantly surprised at the lack of people. Access was restricted to some of the main castle but the chamb e rs that fortify the southern most point are interesting at lower levels. Obviously designed for cannon and 180 degree protection against sea borne attack. Worth the 2... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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24 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

wasn't going to visit until we read the reviews.glad we did,for a 15 minute drive by bus figured we'd give it a go.we caught the #25 bus from via genone and dropped us off right out front.we were pleasantly surprised about how much to see.walked through the tunnels; kind of creepy so use your cell phone flash light. you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

After couple of disapointed trips found this gem very underestimated Is huge on the tip off ancient Syracuse's fortification beautiful location and show you once again ingenious mind thousands years ago

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Vienna, Austria
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90 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Unique in its complexity and accessibility as a piece of defense architecture from Archimedes’ days. A fantastic panorama in hip-high spring bloom. Non of my friends could resist the spell!

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Victoria, Canada
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62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Castello Eurialo should be higher up on the list of things to do in Syracuse than it is. As others have noted, this is an important and unusual archaeological site, one of the few examples of Greek fortifications left in the world. On our visit on a sunny afternoon in late March, we shared it with just two other people.... More 

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