Ear Of Dionysius

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  • Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Via Paradiso, 14 - 96100 Siracusa, Sicily, Italy, Syracuse
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +39-093166206
  • Ticket Price: 10 EUR
  • Time Required: 00:40 Mins
  • Tags: Cave, Geological Formation, Historical Site

Ear Of Dionysius - Review

Located in the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, the Ear of Dionysuis is a cave believed to be formed during the construction of a quarry. The ear shaped opening of the cave is what gives it its name and with a height of 23 meters that extends to a height of 65 meters towards the back, the place is one of the most historically controversial places around the globe.

It is said that Dionysius I of Syracuse would use this place as a prison and would eavesdrop on their conversations and secrets that was easy to hear owing to the acoustics of the place. Another legend state that the cave was carved out by him to magnify the screams of the prisoners when they were tortured. 

Geological studies claim that the cave might be carved out by a water body (signified by the polished edges of the cave – something that the quarries would easily overlook). However, no matter what its story of origin, today, the place is a highlight of the archaeological park and is worth a pit-stop when you visit Syracuse. 

Ear Of Dionysius Information

  • Other contact number: +39 093165068

Ear Of Dionysius Ticket Prices

Admission Fee:

  • Adult foreigner: € 10.00
  • Reduction for group:s € 5.00
  • Reduction for residents of Siracusa and its province: € 1.00
  • Free for members of the European Community over 65 and under 18
  • Cumulative Ticket Park and Museum: € 13.50 ; reduction € 7.00
  • Cumulative Ticket Park and Villa Tellaro: € 12.00 ; reduction € 6.00
  • Cumulative Ticket Park and Gallery Bellomo: € 13.50 ; reduction € 7.00
  • Cumulative Ticket Park, Museum P.Orsi, Bellomo Gallery and Villa Tellaro: € 24.00 ; € 12.00 reduction

For disabled people and their companion the entrance is free.

How To reach Ear Of Dionysius by Public Transport

  • By Bus: Interbus Spa (3 kilometers away)
  • By Train: Siracusa Train station (3 kilometers away)
  • On Foot
  • By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car

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TripHobo Highlights for Ear Of Dionysius

  • Ear Of Dionysius Address: Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, Via Paradiso, 14 - 96100 Siracusa, Sicily, Italy, Syracuse
  • Ear Of Dionysius Contact Number: +39-093166206
  • Ear Of Dionysius Timing: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Ear Of Dionysius Price: 10 EUR
  • Best time to visit Ear Of Dionysius(preferred time): 09:30 am - 05:20 pm
  • Time required to visit Ear Of Dionysius: 00:40 Mins
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Things to Know Before Visiting Ear Of Dionysius

  • 95% of people who visit Syracuse include Ear Of Dionysius in their plan

  • 54.18% of people start their Ear Of Dionysius visit around 12 PM - 1 PM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Ear Of Dionysius

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ear Of Dionysius

People normally club together Basilica Santa Lucia Al Sepolcro and Castello Eurialo while planning their visit to Ear Of Dionysius.

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  • Only if you are real fun of archeology than you visit otherwise is not worth 1 min of being there. There are lot of places better that this but Italians knows how to market it

  • Worth a look but don't get your hopes up too high. It's a man made structure. You spend 4 minutes there but it's one stop in the relatively small park.

  • Something you won't see anywhere else, the ear is in a pretty stunning setting, worth buying the combined ticket to see all 3 sights in the location.

  • It's worth the visit just to see the archeological park, which is lovely; we heard a school group "perform" in the Ear and it was amazing, be sure to give your voice a try

  • The ancient theatres are the big draw, but the Ear of Dionysius is the most impressive sight. You can walk into the carved cave, listen to echoes and reach the sheer stone wall at the end. It is a shallow cave, well lit at the entrance, quite dark at the end. There is light throughout but it takes a bit of time for one's eyes to adjust meat the end. The floor is smooth and easy to walk on, not like a natural cave at all

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