Chiesa Di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, Syracuse

Chiesa Di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, Syracuse - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Largo San Marciano, 3, Siracusa, SR, 96100, Sicily, Italy

Phone: +39-093164694

Ticket Price: 8 EUR

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 09:30 am - 05:00 pm Details

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About Chiesa Di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe, Syracuse

The Chiesa di San Giovanni alle Catacombe dates back to the 6th century and is the place where Marciano- the first bishop of Syracuse is buried. Even though originally a strong structure with 12 Doric columns, today only the column of the central aisle stands tall.

Throughout its history, the church was renovated multiple times during the Norman age and during the 17th century after the earthquake of 1693. The façade was reconstructed and many elements were introduced to its original structure.

The courtyard of the church is a highlight and a staircase here takes you to the tomb of San Marciano. The tomb had a central altar that has now been replaced by 4 pillars that are adorned by  historic symbols of the Evangelists and Gospel inscriptions

Other highlights include:

  • The Norman façade on the left wall of the church with a damaged arch
  • The statue of of “St. John the Baptist”
  • 15th century elements incorporated into the design after the earthquake in the late 17th century
  • The remains of paintings on the church walls 

Chiesa Di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe Ticket Prices

Admission Fees:

  • Full ticket: € 8.00
  • Reduced ticket: € 5.00 (Groups / under 16 / over 65 / military and law enforcement)
  • Reduced ticket: € 3.00 (School groups / groups of pilgrims)
  • Gratuity: Teachers / Priests / Disabled and their accompanying / PIAC Students

How To reach Chiesa Di San Giovanni Alle Catacombe by Public Transport

  • Bus: at Interbus Spa (2.1 kilometers away)
  • Train: Siracusa Train station (2.2 kilometers away)
  • On Foot
  • By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car

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  • Very nice old church and crypt. The guide was good but took the English and Italian group together, which made for a bit of a crowd in a small space and we had to listen to the dialogue twice. We were not allowed to take photos inside and the tour was really short considering the price.

  • Under the ground there's more than ground! Ancient aras and graves are waiting for you!

  • Only guided tours (8€) for 40 minutes in the catacombs. The guide was not too talkative but if you ask questions she's really well prepared. Totally recommended!

  • Even though you have to go on a guided tour, which is pretty brief, and you cannot take photos, this is still a worthwhile visit. The crypt and catavombs are both amaxing. Loved the frescoes in the crypt.

  • Lovely guide. Very special. Guided tours only.

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