Siracusa’s Archeological Park
Visiting Siracusa’s Archeological Park, you will have a full immersion on the history and the culture of a place that today is still influenced by the many dominations over the centuries. Situated in the historical area called Neapolis, the park is a must-see place if you visit Siracusa, thanks to its monuments and attractions.
On the slope of the little hill Temenite, the Greak Theater is the main attraction of the park. Like in the ancient world, the theater is still used to represent tragedies and stories written by the best greek authors, usually with very interesting modern-day adaptation. Every year from May to July, Syracusans and tourists can enjoy this kind of spectacles in a magical place, rich in history and culture.
Another important place to visit inside the park is the Roman Anphitheater, one of the most important buildings of the Roman imperial period.
The “Latomie” are other suggestive monuments of this magical place, in particular the “Latomia del Paradiso”, near the Greek Theater. Inside, there are big cavities such as “Grotta dei Cordari”, “Grotta del Salnitro” and the most important the “Orecchio di Dionisio” (literally “Dionisio’s Ear”). This name was given by Caravaggio, for the particular shape similar to a ear and because Dionisio I, tyrant of Syracuse, secretly used to hear what his prisoners said inside the Ear.
The Archeological Park is situated within walkable distance from other historical touristic places in Siracusa, such as the Archeological Museum “Paolo Orsi” and the Catacombs. The Archeologic Park is 5 minutes driving from our B&B, but you can also catch the “navetta” (a little bus) number 2 that leaves every 20 minutes from Molo Sant’Antonio.
Open every day (holiday included) from 8:30 am until one hour before the sunset.