Church Of San Filippo ApostoloCurrently Open [Closes at 08:00 pm]
- Address: Piazza San Filippo, Syracuse, Italy
- Timings: 07:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
- Phone: +39-093167017
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Church, Religious Site, Family And Kids, Architecture
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo is an example of one of the rarest architecture deisgns in Ortigia. The dome of the church is placed centrally unlike other church designs and with Greek elements prominently depicted on its façade, a visit here is an absolute must. The interiors welcome you to a charming white-washed building with a centrally placed wooden altar that grabs your attention as soon as you enter. The exterior architecture with classical Corinthian styled façade is a stunning sight in itself and makes for great photos. Don’t miss out on the gorgeous stuccoes that adorn the three naves of the church and the statue of “Dead Christ” that is carried around the city on Good Friday.
The church was built on the same ground where there once stood a Jewish synagogue. After the church was built, the ‘Miqweh’ of the Synagogue was transformed into a burial crypt that is accessible from the entrance of the church. The church has a troubled history for sure but it soaks in its stories and its rich art- making it a ‘must see’ for tourists.
- Admission Price: Free
- Visit to the underground crypts are free and include a small tour
- Every day at 5.30 pm
- Weekdays at 6.00 pm
- Holidays: 10.30 am to 6.00 pm
- Every Thursday from 6.30 pm to 7.00 pm
- The opening and closing times refer to the church. For visits to underground levels, the timetable is as follows:
- Months from June to September (Days from Monday to Saturday) 10.00 am to 1.00 pm and 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm
- On Foot
- By renting electrical bicycle/ bike/ scooter/ car
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Pretty cool random discovery where it led us down 3 levels below for a tour of the underground. The tour takes 10-15min offered in both Italian and English and the fee is donation based. While worth the time!
Pious Sicilian church with very devoted pastor, don Flavio.
The underground tunnels are amazing and totally under sold!
Straordinaria la visita ai tre livelli sotterranei, scendendo fino a 18 metri sotto il livello del pavimento della chiesa, realizzata al di sopra di una cava di tufo il cui scavo originario di deve ai Greci, giunti sull’Isola di Ortigia il 6 maggio di 2751 anni fa. La visita, guidata da giovani, è gratuita: è soltanto richiesto di lasciare un’offerta. Una vera scoperta!
Straordinaria la possibilità di visitare (facendo un’offerta libera) i tre livelli sotterranei: attraverso la storia della chiesa si ottengono info utili anche sulla storia di tutta Ortigia. La visita non richiede più di 20 minuti e la guida è preparata e disponibile.