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Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 450801
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Hardly worth visiting

Paid 5€ to wander through some underground tunnels with a few pictures on the walls. Nothing like... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Fascinating underground perspective on Ortigia's past.

Deep, well-lit, stepped descent to a remarkably large central section with long passages leading... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 450801

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid 5€ to wander through some underground tunnels with a few pictures on the walls. Nothing like I imagined it would be like. Felt like a total waste of money after paying 2€ to visit the spectacular Duomo next door. Got to end of tunnel...More

Thank GeoffC53
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Deep, well-lit, stepped descent to a remarkably large central section with long passages leading off in different directions. A dome under the cathedral was a surprise! There was a display of old images of Ortigia in the main area - apparently a bid to kick-start...More

Thank greave2016
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

I was a bit dubious about paying €5 per person to walk through a tunnel. While the story and exhibition was interesting with insights into the history of Ortigia It is over priced.

Thank Ultan B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

We stumbled across this site on our initial wander around Siracusa . Being early afternoon. the streets were quite crowded with visitors and the day was hot. The tunnels were, by contrast, quiet and cool.. Many displays relating to historical Syracuse, including a poignant photograph...More

Thank brandlyn
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Tunnels - old (and in some places new). Poor signboards. Many illuminated areas have broken lighting so can not be appreciated. There is some random collection of old theater sets down in the tunnels as an exhibition - but with no explanation in English. All...More

Thank Albia-Newton
Reviewed 29 August 2016

The Ipogei di Piazza del Duomo consisits of tunnels and is entered near the garden of the Archbishop’s Palace in Piazza del Duomo and exits on Foro Vittorio Emanuele II, (commonly referred to as Foro Italico) which is on the sea front, virtually in a...More

2  Thank KTGP
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Under the duomo in the tunnels that were used diring the war but have a history much older. Strongly suggest a guided tour as no English on the written displays and when Imoverheard part of a tour, the guide was saying things that weren't even...More

1  Thank Tracey M
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Near the Duomo, there is an exhibition which in fact is nothing more than an underground tunnel with some old Greek artifacts, and pictures on the wall of World War ll bomb shelter facilities which this place was used. For €10 the unguided tour was...More

Thank stephenjason
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The caverns themselves were interesting but for the Greek theatre info it was all in Italian. I kept wondering why it was down here - do these caverns have something to do with Greek theatre. There were a couple of info signs in English about...More

1  Thank usacobbler
Reviewed 27 June 2016

Next to the Duomo it is an interesting network of tunnels and caverns , centuries old and also used as ARP shelter during WW11. There is an exhibition of Greek Theatre costumes and history in Syracuse, so for a small entrance fee it is good...More

Thank N55tony
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