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“St Paul in Syracuse” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe

Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe
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$93.30*
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Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi in Syracuse
Ranked #6 of 113 things to do in Syracuse
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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.
Ancona, Italy
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1,335 reviews
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“St Paul in Syracuse”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2014

Above all, see the crypt of Saint Marciano, where, tradition has it, Saint Paul preached during his stop-over in Syracuse on the way from Malta to Rome (Acts, 28: 12). Whether you believe that or not, the crypt is incredibly atmospheric, and it's easy to accept that may have been used by very early Christians.

Visited December 2013
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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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“a must-see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2014

Our tour guide was phenominal with great English (wish I had her name for you). It's really mind-blowing to see this place, and get in touch with its history.

Visited March 2014
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Valdosta, Georgia, United States
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“Intertesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

Enjoyed our visit with a guide. Was able to see the frescos and one of the cats that lived down there followed us around and made sure the guide told us everything! Fun.

Visited February 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Out of this world”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

The guided trip takes only 40 min. but you are really lost in time...out of this world journey...you really feel THE TIME...

Visited February 2014
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North Georgia
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“Wonderfull”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2014

This was one of several "catacomb" we toured. Well preserved grounds and informative English speaking guide provided. Plenty of stray cats around if you need one!

Visited March 2013
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