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Worth stopping in. Used as air raid shelters in WWII

Don't be surprised if you pop out several blocks (by the seaside) from where you started (in the... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2018
Manningjen
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Columbia, Maryland
Underground Water System

We had a look down here as we noticed it when walking through the square (plus it was really hot... read more

Reviewed 23 September 2018
Andy M
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Banchory, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

The reviews do not do this justice this a fabulous couple of hours - see the tunnels watch the film. I do not know about this piece of history and was amazed. Use the exit path and be surprised where you come out and therefore...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 October 2018

We read lots of reviews of these tunnels which are extraordinary. The kids loved the spaces - interpretation is really poor and there is so much to say. BUT what we found amassing was discovering a room that had extraordinary sound reverberation. All of us...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 13 October 2018

Don't be surprised if you pop out several blocks (by the seaside) from where you started (in the Piazza del Duomo)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Manningjen
Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

We had high hopes of this as the photos looked interesting and we have often found that similar sites have a really interesting history. However, the history of this place, if it has one, is kept well hidden. We know it was used as an...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Corvell
Reviewed 6 October 2018

5 euros per person for no tour, barely any signage to explain what we were looking at, just a few photos that acted as adverts for other parts of Siracusa and a few from the 1943 bombardment. The most interesting part of the visit was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank HealdGreenForever
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Really enjoyed this very interesting site/ attraction. Extremely well done, also very thought provoking as I had no idea that Syracusa was so torn apart, bombed, destroyed during the war. Wonderful video footage shown in the cave area, excellent pictorial summary of how this tunnel...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lizzy18
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is a network of underground tunnels that were used to store water and, much later, as air-raid shelters in WWII. It was unfortunately a disappointing visit. The tunnel network is impressive on paper but most of it was closed when we visited, so we...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Bucksvoyager
Reviewed 23 September 2018

We had a look down here as we noticed it when walking through the square (plus it was really hot outside, so this underground location provided some shelter !). It was quite interesting and there are a number of info panels in English as well...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Andy M
Reviewed 15 August 2018

These are large spaces deep underground (upo-geia), rooms and hall ways. Originally for water storage but also used in WWII as bomb shelter. In the hot Mediterranean summer, I always like to visit cool underground spaces. It is also a cool thing for kids. It...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank AAML68
Reviewed 5 August 2018

The history behind these tunnels, originally a water-system installed by the Greeks and latterly used as air-raid shelters during WWII, sounds interesting. Unfortunately, the guided tour was only in Italian so, although we gleaned some interesting titbits of information, we left feeling like we would...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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