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Address: Viale Paradiso, nel parco archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 66206
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A lovely park but sadly mostly shut

The park has been built in the remains of the old stone quarries in Neapolis. It was nice to stroll around the shady paths and enjoy the plants and flowers, but most of the paths... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2016
Pip T
London, United Kingdom
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed signs to Latonia del Paradiso but didn't notice anything of note! Lovely path through lemon grove

Thank Teresa N
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was nice to stroll in the park and you can see the Ear of Dionysus as well. The whole are used to be a stone quarries and prison.

Thank OZS969
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 December 2016

The park has been built in the remains of the old stone quarries in Neapolis. It was nice to stroll around the shady paths and enjoy the plants and flowers, but most of the paths were closed due to the weather.

Thank Pip T
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The area actually give access to two other caves but these are closed off at the moment ( rock fall?) The park and garden is nevertheless attractive and a good place for a shady - cooler picnic lunch! Watch out for mosquitoes in October however.

Thank SimplyFred
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

A nice quarry that has plants and trees and flowers growing where slaves once cut stone...a nice respite from the overbearing sun and brutal July heat when you visit this archeological park but nothing crazy special here.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2016

These are the remains of the huge limestone quarries that were dug out to build a large number of the buildings in the city. You can visit the gardens on the way to Teatro Greco and on a hot summers day I'd much prefer to spend a few hours here sitting and relaxing under the shade of a tree. They... More 

Thank David I
Westchester County, New York
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Reviewed 24 May 2016

Very pleasant walk, as part of visit to the ruins in Siracusa...look closely and you will see chisel marks on the stone walls

Thank witz
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

The quarries were where the stone was cut to create the temple and theatre in Siracusa. The caves created are closed except for the Ear of Dionysius so its really just a pleasant walk apart from the ear.

Thank Alan H
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 19 December 2015

One of the places to visit if you come to the parque archeologico. You'll find orange and palm trees and magnolias! The ear of dionysius is right next to it.

Thank HelenaGuerra
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

While visiting the Greek Theater of Syracuse, walk down to the Latomia. This is a former quarry, whose most famous sight is the Ear of Dionysos. But it is a cool and pleasant walk among a Dantesque scenery of stones.

Thank Christmate11

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