Ipogeo Di Piazza DuomoCurrently Closed
- Address: Piazza Duomo 14, Syracuse, Italy
- Timings: 09:30 am - 01:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-0931450801
- Ticket Price: 5 EUR
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Landmark, Family And Kids, Tunnel
Syracuse is known for its catacombs, aqueducts and underground tunnels that were developed across ages since the subsoil terrain of the city was easy to cut into. Over years, the underground tunnels formed a network almost like an anthill that had many colonies below the ground.
One such network is the Ipogeo di Piazza Duomo that has its entrance at the base of the Archbishop's Garden. The Ipogeo was built to supply water to not just the garden but to the whole of Ortigia. The hypogeum was also used during the Second World War as a bunker to protect the locals from air attacks.
Today, its tranquil tunnels pull tourists to explore a whole new world under the city and be one with the sound of the water dripping, rich echoes, the cool environment and the sheer history that resonates through its walls.
- If you are Claustrophobic, a visit here can be pretty challenging.
- Carry bottled drinking water.
- Single ticket: Euros 5.00
- Reduced single ticket: Euros 2.50
- Monday- Friday: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
- Saturday, Sunday: 7.00 pm – 10.30 pm
- By Bus: at Interbus Spa (4.4 kilometers away)
- By Train: Siracusa Train station (4.4 kilometers away)
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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This is really fantastic. The caves themselves are interesting, but they have also added a lot of exhibits about the history of the city. I particularly enjoyed the film about Operation Husky ( the allied invasion/liberation of Sicily)
A bit expensive but it worth it. Especially if the weather is very hot, it brings some cool air. Some parts of the underground were closed unfortunately, we wanted to visit more.
Nice place to visit in Ortigia
It's all for 5 euro? It's a joke? Bad experience. Without guide it is waist of money and could be recommended to visit only for free of charge.
Didn't quite understand what it was about. It would be quite interesting if they gave some better information