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Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista

Piazza del Precursore, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 366 489 0028
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Lovely site and tour

Interesting guided tour of the catacombs, which is included in the price. Beautiful location worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
solumiere
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south of france
Stunning

It's a real surprise to see this church at the end of a local piazza that doesn't get a huge amount... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
EMT64
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Palo Alto, California
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6 days ago
“Lovely site and tour”
4 weeks ago
“Stunning”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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Piazza del Precursore, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 366 489 0028
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting guided tour of the catacombs, which is included in the price. Beautiful location worth the visit. Nice and cool in the catacombs. Wonderful architecture and nice to see it is still being used as a church even though it has no roof.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a real surprise to see this church at the end of a local piazza that doesn't get a huge amount of tourist traffic. It's a roofless medieval building, which someone suggested had been a synagogue, since it's within the Jewish Quarter. When we were...More

Thank EMT64
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

Has slightly lost its appeal as all the bones have been removed and it's back to being a water chamber. Not that big it's all over in an hour

Thank Alison P
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Reviewed 11 October 2016

I'm not sure we would come here to visit this alone. It is noteworthy for its history and a bonus on the Catacomb tour

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Reviewed 1 September 2016

Church of San Giovanni Battista/Giovannello, built over a 4th century church. The façade contains the 15th century portal and rose window, which survived an earthquake in 1693. Sign out the front states church is 13th - 14th century. We wandered in when we noticed the...More

Thank KTGP
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

We visited after learning the history of the area and the associations with Judaism. Such a well cared for and peaceful spot. Beautiful architecture although roofless and a real sense of history through centuries of troubled times. Well worth a visit.More

Thank Caroline H
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Quintilianus83, Direttore at Chiesa di San Giovanni Battista, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2016

Thanks for your tribute. I appreciate your definition of "paceful spot" writing about my parish church of St. John the Baptist. There is no association between this church and the Judaism because the old synagogue was in the place of the church of St. Philip...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2016

It is an old building well kept. It is worth looking at it. Pictures of the building as well as the area are worth for remembering a nice and pleasant walk in Siracuse.

Thank RoxidouNoiro
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