Assessorato dei Beni Culturali e dell'Identità siciliana - Dipartimento dei Beni Culturali e dell'Identità siciliana
 
Aerial view of the archaeological park   Neapolis Archaeological Park
Aerial view of the archaeological park    
   
  The park includes the northern part of the Neapolis quarter (one of the five city-quarters of Syracuse in the Greek and Romans periods) where the most famous monuments of the city were built; the Greek theatre (dated to the IIIrd cent BC as it appears today, but founded in the second half of the Vth cent.BC); the Roman amphitheatre (dated by some to the period of Augustus, by others to Septimus Severus); the Altar of Hieron II (a grand altar for public sacrifices) and the Street of Tombs cut deep into the bed-rock during the Hellenistic period and flanked by Byzantine hypogeums.
Next to these monuments we find the evocative series of stone-quarries, the Latomie del Paradiso and S. Venera, where signs of the former quarrying activity can still be seen amongst the orange-groves and centuries-old trees, and the enormous caverns, including the Rope-makers’ Grotto and the Ear of Dionysius.

Opening times: every day 9,00 - 18,00
Full price single ticket: 10,00 €
Reduced price single ticket: 5,00 €
Joint ticket for “Paolo Orsi” Museum: 13,5 €
Reduced price: 7,00 €

Note: closes at 16,30 during the Greek Play Season

   
 
Latomia (stone-quarry)   Greek Theatre   Necropoli Grotticelli: area of the so-called Tomb of Archimedes
Latomia (stone-quarry)
of Paradise
  Greek Theatre
of Syracuse
  Necropoli Grotticelli: area of the
so-called Tomb of Archimedes
   
 
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