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Ear of Dionysius (Orecchio di Dionisio)

Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 66206
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is somehow bewitched. Set in beautiful gardens, it offers lots of space to think about remote times. Go into the Ear as far as you can get and get charmed.

Thank Anietta18
Reviewed 5 days ago

The teardrop shape of the Ear of Dionysus cavern (Orecchio di Dionisio in the original Italian) is famous for acoustic properties that amplify even the quietest of sounds, allowing them to be heard through an opening at the top, some 72 feet from the ground.

Thank cris P
Reviewed 5 days ago

There is so much in the Neapolis that taking a guided tour is again recommended. Unlike the other parts of the park, this has cool tree-lined avenues.

Thank Tillyman
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with the other monuments in the park you really need a guided tour to understand exactly what you are looking at, without it it's just a big cave and it's much more interesting than that when you understand how it came about.

Thank cezmund
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth a visit - really quite impressive. You are able to walk in and explore the darkness and create a few eerie echoes!

Thank Erica B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visiting the Ear added something special to our visit to the Greek Theater. It added human and physical elements to the Park. It is not a natural formation. Dionysus used it to eavesdrop on conspirators. It was fun to walk in as far as we...More

Thank Grumo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This cave is part of the archaelogical site in Syracuse. I couldnt believe the vastness of this cave. There was a gentleman who sang a few verses of songs to show us how the acoustics were...unbelievable the sound that was created. There are a few...More

Thank Gillian O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a neat thing to see, but why is it there? Is it made or natural? There isnt signs and it isn't big. But its a must when in the park.

Thank Jesper S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cool stop when seeing the Greek theater. If you are lucky enough you will have someon with a fantastic. Once with you! Acoustic s are awesome

Thank Anne K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arriving at the ticket office in a stream of traffic, having been told by my wife, that the entrance to the Park was on the left I whipped in front of a line of traffic, all heading down to me quite quickly, when I realised...More

Thank granmar
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23 October 2016|
Response from KTGP | Reviewed this property |
These are the times listed on the Siracusa Tourism website for Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, which the Ear of Dionysius is a part of. Daily opening hours 9:00 - closing one hour before sunset (Ie. Until February 28, 9... More
9 September 2016|
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Response from aus10katz | Reviewed this property |
We hired Ms Eva Paola Greco as our guide. She gave us more historical insight that we would have otherwise missed. She was well worth it