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Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse

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Ruin Historic Site
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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  • In general the park is poorly maintained: many areas are now inaccessible and the signage is poor to non-existent There was a notice by the ticket office that the Greek amphitheatre was covered in woo...  more »
  • Not over busy when we visited, lovely to see the wild flowers and grasses intermingled with the ruins. The amphitheater was interesting but the Greek theatre was amazing. It was set up for performance...  more »
  • Very interesting but unkempt and hard to get around. The audio guide didn't match up with the coded signs but you work it out for yourself as you go. Some paths were closed off (no apparent reason) bu...  more »
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  • They should warn that half of the points of interests are closed or covered, and if being completely honest, entry ticket price should be reduced. It felt rather like a scam to pay 10€ to see a closed Roman theater and a covered Greek anfitheatre. Offering an app to get information is a great idea... If only the area had any network coverage to download it!! Otherwise it is rather useless. Overall, quite disappointed with the organization and what was available to view; however, the area is incredibly beautiful and it could be considered as worth the visit (if aforementioned problems were fixed)
  • Ticket costs 10€ and let you enter in all the area. The Greek theater is fantastic but there's no shadow so be prepared.
  • Not so good.teatro Romana had every restricted access and Teatro Grego was covered in seating and lights for performance purposes. Not worth the entry fee.
  • Not very well maintained, many areas closed, even pathway for disabled! Greek theatre covered by desks. Almost no displays or map. Not worth the fee and 1h spent here. Go to Agrigento which is fabulous!
  • Make sure you check the state of the Greek Theatre BEFORE buying a ticket if that's what you are coming to see. I do not know if there was a notice somewhere in the ticket office but I would have liked to be told when I bought the ticket that the Teatro Greco was covered in installations for theatre shows. I found the park wasn't particularly well maintained (especially the Roman theatre disappearing under weeds and grass) and quite a few path were closed. No information anywhere and no map or leaflet with the ticket. Disappointing, a waste of time and of 10 euros.

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