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Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 450801
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Atmospheric and conceptual

Many visitors seem not to have been impressed with this place, but I was and spent several hours in... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2018
Tutrakhan, Silistra, Bulgaria
Fun way to spend half an hour

Suddenly realised on our last day in Ortigia that the entry to this was right opposite our... read more

Reviewed 3 December 2017
Ashford, United Kingdom
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Piazza Duomo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
+39 0931 450801

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Reviewed 13 January 2018

Many visitors seem not to have been impressed with this place, but I was and spent several hours in it. It depends on what you were expecting. Maybe because my expectations were low, I got more than I thought I would. Particularly impressive for me...More

Thank Danubegal
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Suddenly realised on our last day in Ortigia that the entry to this was right opposite our appartment and basically is a load of tunnels that go underneath Piazaa duomo! It's not well signed up to be honest but is a little doorway in a...More

Thank Traitor101666
Reviewed 25 November 2017

An atmospheric collection of tunnels, well lit with fascinating but seemingly random information boards, some about the place itself and others about other parts of Sicilian history, as a result there's no coherent explanation of the story. The exit is in a completely different street...More

1  Thank J C
Reviewed 25 October 2017 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 16 October 2017

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

1  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 7 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

3  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
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