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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse

(2.8/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Two phenomenal cultures are combined here. In this beautiful site you will find part of the culture greca and part of the culture Roman. A unique site.
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  • The historical value and uniqueness of the Archaeological Park of Neapolis deserve top marks cum laude. If I have to evaluate the visit, the State of maintenance and the usability of the site by the public, I would say zero is a rating too high. I am Syracuse, Syracuse, I love love love to come back and make it known, and the visit I made left me very bad taste in my mouth. The degradation of a site that everywhere would be performed as a showpiece was inexcusable. The altar of Hieron and the Roman amphitheatre are largely hidden by weeds (which reach the height of a man, just to give the idea of abandonment). In Greek Theatre now you can just pass in the hallway in the middle of the bleachers and down a few stairs because it is unsafe, "the usual excuse of those who refuse to take responsibility or solve problems. Known now only from when it started to rise again Ortigia (and rightly so, it's beautiful!), it began to die the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. Will the renovation (with concessions) and the real estate business have become more "interesting" tourism and our history?
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  • After having been on Ortiga we drove to the archaeological park. First we our rented car parked at the entrance. Here we paid p-guard 5 euro for 3 hours. So gi we toward the entrance to the Park. Here we saw a billboard which turned away from the entrance and over against a group of buildings about 100 meters away. Here lay the ticket sale!! We bought tickets for 10 euros apiece and got in addition to them also a summary map of the Park's attractions. Then we went back to the entrance. A piece into the Park we discovered one more ticket sales. Here we could therefore just have bought our tickets instead of leaked across the street. Then came a man and trimmed in our tickets. We went in and saw first a Roman Theatre. Not the world's finest. Then there was the shut-off and we had to go back to where we came from. The Roman baths were only able to be seen behind bars from the path by the main entrance. We went further into the Park and then alter Hierons. Afterwards a Greek Theatre-charmingly restored. So Nymphenum and so Dionysus ' ear, which was very impressive. There was blocked by for Ropemaker Cave (Grotta dei Cordari) and Saltpetre Cave (Grotta del Salnitro). We were completely out of the Park and go approx. 250 meters along the fence and look into the park behind bars to see Archimedes ' Tomb. Out of the 11 things that stood in the quick reference card, we could see 3 behind bars, 2 behind barriers, and 2 we could not see. So we paid 10 euros to see 4 things!! The alternative to cordon off might be to do some exhibition with photos/pictures and descriptions. There were toilets without toilet paper, water records with drinking water and a small kiosk with drinks, ice cream and sandwiches. There was an archaeological museum and a piazza outside the Park, but we had been surplus or desire to walk the 500 meters. We do not know if it cost extra. If you have to have tourists in the future, there must be tightened up. Get a handle on the Park, among other things. pruning of trees and shrubs. Get secured trails mm. so you can walk around and see all of it, as described in the quick reference card or have created new quick reference card, so you will not be disappointed afterward. Get the cleaning of the toilets. Have you seen amphitheaters and Greek theaters elsewhere, so it was actually only Dionysus ' ear that could impress a. So the price was high for this.
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  • First of november - and without warning on their site they're closed. Not very tourist friendly. Judging from the number of disappointed people they will be getting more reviews like this one.
  • There are so many things to see in it!! Is awesome! We enjoy it a lot. Is a bit tricky to find the rut inside but you can deal with it. The orecchio di Dionisio is amazing!! And the Greek theatre as well. If you go on the top of it, you might see the ocean, great view!!
  • Absolutely worth a visit. The ticket price is fair since there are more than one attractions to see in the area!
  • Download the Syracuse app and scan the barcodes. It will show you 360 degree models of what the sites looked like. Otherwise it is interesting, but some areas are inexplicably closed like half of the path around the Roman amphitheatre, the front of the Greek one, some parts of the quarry,...
  • It's amazing to see the antique theaters but there is no much witten in information available there. If you have a mobile phone with internet connection is possible to read something using the QR code on the app they have.