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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  • We spent a nice morning wandering through this Archaeological Park, is not large but it has wonderful things to discover and see, shot with our little girl of 7 years that he enjoyed the lovely walk, facilitated by a lovely Sun. If you go around here I advise you to enter ...
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  • In the Archaeological Park in Syracuse there are two theaters - one built in the Greek times, the other in the Roman ones. Must say that the first one is much more impressive. Also, one of these attra...  more »
  • The park is excellent, especially if you beat the crowds BUT as I said in another review, beware of picvk-pov let's and parking scammers.. both steal..  more »
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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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