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Address: Viale Paradiso, nel parco archeologico della Neapolis, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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A lovely park but sadly mostly shut

The park has been built in the remains of the old stone quarries in Neapolis. It was nice to stroll around the shady paths and enjoy the plants and flowers, but most of the paths... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 December 2016
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

It was nice to stroll in the park and you can see the Ear of Dionysus as well. The whole are used to be a stone quarries and prison.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

The park has been built in the remains of the old stone quarries in Neapolis. It was nice to stroll around the shady paths and enjoy the plants and flowers, but most of the paths were closed due to the weather.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

The area actually give access to two other caves but these are closed off at the moment ( rock fall?) The park and garden is nevertheless attractive and a good place for a shady - cooler picnic lunch! Watch out for mosquitoes in October however.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

A nice quarry that has plants and trees and flowers growing where slaves once cut stone...a nice respite from the overbearing sun and brutal July heat when you visit this archeological park but nothing crazy special here.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

These are the remains of the huge limestone quarries that were dug out to build a large number of the buildings in the city. You can visit the gardens on the way to Teatro Greco and on a hot summers day I'd much prefer to spend a few hours here sitting and relaxing under the shade of a tree. They... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

Very pleasant walk, as part of visit to the ruins in Siracusa...look closely and you will see chisel marks on the stone walls

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

The quarries were where the stone was cut to create the temple and theatre in Siracusa. The caves created are closed except for the Ear of Dionysius so its really just a pleasant walk apart from the ear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

One of the places to visit if you come to the parque archeologico. You'll find orange and palm trees and magnolias! The ear of dionysius is right next to it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

While visiting the Greek Theater of Syracuse, walk down to the Latomia. This is a former quarry, whose most famous sight is the Ear of Dionysos. But it is a cool and pleasant walk among a Dantesque scenery of stones.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015

Yet another sight that, on its own, isn't hugely impressive. However, it is part of a bigger complex that, all taken together, is well worth the trip. The individual parts should not be identified individually on Tripadvisor - it is misleading.

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