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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. Make Parco Archeologico della Neapolis part of your personalized Syracuse itinerary using our Syracuse trip itinerary planner.
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  • All well and good (some parts are inexplicably closed, so for example the tomb of Archimedes is seen only from the street). Wouldn't ruin a refreshment within since August was really hot and the water always ends too soon. Watch out for the tickets because the guides ' Office (surcharge) is put slyly to hide the ticketing officer ...
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  • Donot visiting, especially if you don't have much time. The view was made in the off-season, immaculate no problem of overcrowding. Mark: we parked in the street next to the entrance, (one side you enter the ruins, on the other hand it goes to the ticket booths) and just arrived the valet abusive that makes us pay slip a bit more and trim for 3 hours (the view get her long hard 1:00 + 1/2). And well, we contribute to the local economy. Then there offers the 10 euros to 19 x, under its supervision and advised to reach the old part with electric bus of the municipality to 1 euro per person per ride-between park + bus-trip we spent 4:18 euros. We do not accept and we decide that we will exit quietly to park at the parking lot Thales, near Ortigia (old area) to 1 euro per hour. Tickets: € 10 adults, free under 18 years. The ticket office is tiny, certainly in the summer there will be a mob paurosa...al bottom after the businesses were. Maybe it was better to do the opposite ...; then we discover that even after what is called park entry, other TKTS, there is one ATM x buy biglietti...ma care with written up groups of 5!!! The Park is kept badly, some remnants have survived, but the grounds are poorly maintained, there were red and white ribbons everywhere. Finally alas children needed the bathroom; used the one near the Greek Theatre. Just enter assails you a sickening smell, and there was almost no one and it was hot, I wonder in the summer. In 1 of the toilet out of toilet paper, then I understand the smell ... in 2016 in Syracuse, one of the world's most treasured parks, there is the sewage outlet! The paper you need to throw in a basket without so much as a cover. And beware: a big sign on the direction you warns that if you mess up then they are forced to close the bathroom, it's your fault in 2016 have remained at the time of the stone. Also, maybe to operate local guides, not even a folder with basic explanations, nothing to intrigue a child, marketing zerooo. In short, the ruins have their charm but also the hospitality and services must be taken into account, and here they do not exist. I would not recommend it absolutely.
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  • Essential. Syracuse wins the charm of its streets make you lose thanks to this historic, unique and extraordinary Centre. He doesn't is curious to find both historical monument of similar characteristics but as different periods in an area as joint and localized. A walk that well deserves all the praise possible, whenever to Uranus / Neptune you seem well, clear. Get the ticket "cumulative" to first enjoy of the Museum Archeologico Regionale P. Orsi and, after some hours there, clear is the head with a visit to this park theme of it was classic. With more information about the classical wonders, in English it would have at least obtained a better score.
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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.