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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse

Categories: Ruins, Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, contains thousands of tombs dating back to 1000 BCE. In addition to the necropolis, you’ll find the Neapolis or “New City” archaeological park, which contains monuments from Greek, Roman, Byzantine, and other periods. Let your imagination repopulate the wild landscapes with the many historical inhabitants of Sicily. You may find signage a little lacking. Note that visitors over 60 may visit for free by showing their passport. Present-day locals still use the theater during the summer. Make Parco Archeologico della Neapolis part of your personalized Syracuse itinerary using our Syracuse trip itinerary planner.
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  • This is an exceptional and vast archeological site - the antic Greek town Neapolis, the town of Archimede. You can see the ruins of the imense Greek theatre, the Roman theatre, the Hieron sanctuary, t...  read more »
  • A journey that can be used to do when he goes to the Greek amphitheater, it is to visit is taking advantage of the occasion
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  • Dor the variation of temples etc this is a nice place to spend a few hours, not to spend more, max 2, two theatres that fine to visit, an altar of 150 m long which you can see only on distance. and a few big ones, but still well worth it.
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  • Worth seeing. Great historical place. Much of it in ruin stage but can get a feel of the history of what it was like. The park and gardens are nice.
  • Honestly I was disappointed in this park... there isn't much to see, and if the amphitheatre is going to be used for concerts everything will be covered in wood, so not even the old stonework is visible. The Ear of dionysius was cool, especially when a lady randomly started to sing an opera and it echoed all over the place. If in Syracuse I'd recommend spending my time on the Island rather than here.
  • When we visited there were workings being done to set up a stage in the old theatre. The site was full of builders and noise. Certainly not a nice background for pics! No signs to explain anything, staff not helpful at all. Most of The toilets did not have soap and toilet rolls which I find shameful after we paid 20 euro for 2. The site could be generally be better kept.
  • Warning: In spring they run a Greek drama festival, which they were setting up for when we visited. The Teatro Greco was almost completely blocked off and was being covered with a stage.
  • The place to purchase entrance tickets is about a 20 minute walk uphill in the heat, from the actual entrance of the park. Not only that, but you have to cross a busy street, and are forced to pass by many street vendors selling cheap tourist crap. They should sell tickets at the entrance, where any reasonable person would expect to find it. Not 3 blocks away! When I go to the movie theater, I buy my ticket AT the theater entrance. When I go to a sporting event I but the ticket AT the arena. This should be no different.
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