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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 2 days ago
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 3 weeks ago
Andy M
Banchory, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Manningjen
Reviewed 3 days ago 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

Thank Corvell
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank HealdGreenForever
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Lizzy18
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

1  Thank Bucksvoyager
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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

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

1  Thank El_Sueno
Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

This is just to the right of the Duomo, not very well signposted but a really interesting place. The tunnels go under the Duomo and end at the harbour, they were used in WW2 as air raid shelters. The video shown in the tunnel is...More

1  Thank Ali F
Reviewed 31 May 2018

Walk through the underground water system created by the Greeks. Also used as bomb shelter during 2nd World War. You exit near sea. Not a lot of information available inside.

Thank Linda G
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