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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

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Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Interesting...wish I could have heard music there.

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... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2015
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Baltimore, Maryland
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Reviewed August 6, 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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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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Baltimore, Maryland
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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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Bardolino, Italy
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Reviewed August 3, 2015

interesting and peculiar art piece hand carved. Must know the mythology to better understand its meaning

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Reviewed August 2, 2015

Worth a look if you are also visiting the Greek Theatre, a cave named by Caravaggio for its resemblance to the human ear.

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 1, 2015

If you have made the effort to get to the Parco Archeologico then it is certainly worth having a short stroll down to the Orecchio di Dionisio. Take care not to walk into the back wall as it is dark in there and you won't see it.

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Laytonsville, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2015

Well worth the 10 Euros to explore with a guide the history of this archeological site. Recommend having a guided tour to appreciate the full history of the site.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 27, 2015

A cool spot to escape the sun and heat when touring the park. I know the amphitheatre is considered the star but I preferred this cave. It was unusual and the history interesting.

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Reviewed July 26, 2015

The park in itself is confusing, poorly marked and, at the day of our visit, scorching hot. But, the Ear of Dionysius made up for it!

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Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

The place is located in Neapolis. I think this cave is the most attractive one in whole area. The story about Dionysius using this cave as a prison, and hearing every single thing from the acoustic of the cave from upside is very very interesting when you picture in your head.

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