Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse

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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. Parco Archeologico della Neapolis is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our world travel planner, Syracuse Edition.
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  • Rich and wonderful place for lovers of Greek culture and want to dive into the past of our history. You can see the Greek Theatre, the Roman, the ear of Dionysus and the latomie. So worth it!
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  • Bella the archaeological area of Neapolis. You pay for the ticket of €10 per person includes a visit to the Greek Theatre, the Roman Theatre (SIN a little abandoned to itself) and the ear of Dionysius. I recommend you take even an audio guide €5 with whom you help to sustain an archaeological area! Instead of downloading the app or read aloud information found on google! Certainly you don't go bankrupt for €5 Beautiful archaeological area of Neapolis. You pay a ticket of €10 per person includes visiting the Greek theater, the Roman theater (to slap a little abandoned to yourself) and the ear of Dionysus. I recommend you also take a guided audio guides with which you contribute to supporting an archaeological area! Instead of downloading the app or reading the high voice information found on google! Of course you will not fail for €5
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  • The site really deserves and should be savoured with care, preferably with an audio guide; of these it is nice that they are designed both for adults and children. It wouldn't hurt you to be a little more signage at each place to visit, to help viewer. Maybe even with the reconstruction of the environments of the past. If in summer we recommend a visit to a cooler time – maybe in the evening.
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  • Enjoyed this more than the sites in Rome. Great audio tour of the sites, and the crowds were not bad at all. It was really neat to be able to compare the Greek theater and Roman amphitheater so close together. The grotto area was astoundingly beautiful as well as interesting.
  • I decided to pay for the guide (twenty euro) and, as someone from another country it was perfect. He pointed out so many things I would have missed had I just wandered through the place by myself. And not just the history but little things about plants and animals and people. The part itself is fabulous, and having a guide helped a great deal. Definitely one of those "must see" things.
  • Definitely worth a visit to get a feel of some of the steep history here in Syracuse. It is awe inspiring to see how it may have been. Peaceful to wander the park away from the buzz of Ortigya. Which is wonderful by the way.
  • Great location and some green in the city... Greek theatre magnificent, as is Roman theatre but access to many parts are blocked off!! Shame...
  • Good archeological site, greek theatre, amphitheatre, quarry/caves, cool shady garden, gigantic altar (no entry) and some residential quarter ruins visible. Entry restricted for some caves and part of the amphitheatre. Easy access with some stairs. Cave of the "Ear of Dionysius" was impressive. Theatre has nice view and small fountain on top. Amphitheatre has walkway around but only one half is open. Small bookshop with some english guidebooks. Small restaurant inside (closed in winter). Souvenir shops at the gate. Parking places in front of the gate. Combination tickets for the park and archeological museum which is nearby within a short walk (few blocks). Not very good maps or infotables inside. Easy and nice location but nothing especially special.

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