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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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A man made cave is a towering 47 metres high. It is well worth including in your visit to the Archeological site. The acoustics are impressive. The noise of several parties of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A man made cave is a towering 47 metres high. It is well worth including in your visit to the Archeological site. The acoustics are impressive. The noise of several parties of school children is deafening.It would probably be more atmospheric at a less popular time.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Travelling with family and this was not a place for teenagers...they found it boring and just did their own thing

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This massive cave is located in Syracuse as a part of archaeological park. There is the largest Greek Theatre located next to it. Whole area is impressive and worth to explore.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You should see the Greek Theatre pf course but this is a quiet sanctuary to visit afterwards. Make sure you see everything as we didn't spot the audio guides until we were leaving!

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Part of the tour around the roman and greek theatres, this is simply a cave where christians used to preach.

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Lansdale, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a highlight of the archaeological park. It must be seen in person to truly appreciate it's scale. Truly unique

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Ashby-de-la-Zouch, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great area, lots of history. A little uneven under foot, but then again it is ancient. Well worth a visit

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were with a group of 10, 2 of whom are singers. Once in the Orrechio di Dionisio, they sang Ave Maria. The crowd that surrounded us grew and grew. I think they sang the same song 5 or 6 times before finishing with O Sole Mio. The cavern amplified the sound and made it magical.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely cave, there isn't much else to do but look but it's definitely worth seeing if you are int area. We preferred it to the greek theatre which was the actually reason we went to the park.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very crowded visit. Already from a distance one could hear the screaming of the school children in the ear, so it was a pain to hearing to enter the place. The place is dark, and has nothing else that is inetresting but its acoustic (now ruined)

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