Neapolis

Visiting the archaeological park of Syracuse means immersing oneself in the past and in the culture of a city that still presents the influences of the numerous dominations that have followed one another over the centuries. Located in the historic Neapolis district, the park is a must in a stay in Syracuse thanks to the numerous monuments and attractions present.

On the slopes of the Temenite hill, the Greek Theater is the pride of the Archaeological Park. As in the ancient world, tragedies by the greatest authors of Ancient Greece are still performed today, often revisited in a modern key in a very suggestive way. Every year from May to July the appointment is renewed with classical representations and with the magic of this wonderful place, steeped in history and culture.

Another necessary stop in the visit of the Park is the Roman Amphitheater , one of the most representative buildings of the Roman imperial age.

Other striking monuments of this magical park are the latomie, in particular the Latomia del Paradiso, just below the Greek Theater. Inside there are large cavities such as the Grotta dei Cordari, the Grotta del Salnitro and above all the particular Ear of Dionysus . This name was given by Caravaggio , both for the characteristic shape similar to an auricle, and because Dionysius I - tyrant of Syracuse - secretly heard what his prisoners were saying inside the Ear.

The Archaeological Park of Neapolis is located at a short distance from other historical places in Syracuse, such as the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum and the Catacombs. Starting from the B&B Nostos, the Archaeological Park is easily reachable by car in about 5 minutes or by shuttle bus n.2 departing every 20 minutes from Molo Sant'Antonio; while on foot it can be reached in about 15 minutes

OPENING HOURS Open every day including holidays from 8:30 am to one hour before sunset

For more information visit the Sicilian Region website

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