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Neapolis Archaeological Park

Inside the Neapolis Archaeological Park(from the greek “new city”), there are most of the classical monuments of the Greek and Roman Siracusa. It was built using the funds of the Fund for the South, between the 1952 and the 1955, with the aim of gathering inside a unique area all the monuments of the ancient neighborhood. Just in the entrance of the park there is the Basilica of St. Nicolò Cordari (eleventh century AD), which now houses a tourist office. The church was built on a Roman pool of a rectangular shape, visible only from the outside. In Roman era it was just used as a water tank, then it turned into a hypogeic church, it has some grotto, and in one of them it was once possible to see the paintings, no longer distinguishable. In all probability they were the tombs of Christian martyrs. In the Norman period, the church was abandoned and the hypogean basilica was built above it.

INFO LINE: Tel. 0931 .66206


all days from 9,00 a.m. to 1 hour before sunset
(eg. untill february 28th 9.00am-4.30pm; untill march 30th 9.00am-5.30pm; from april 1st during all summer 9.00am-7.15pm)

Sunday and holidays
untill february 28th close 1.45pm

During Classical Dramas period (may-june), the park closes at 4.30 p.m.

Ticket office closes 1 hour before closing time


Full € 10.00
Reducted (18-25 years) € 5.00

Free for EU members under 18 years.

Cumulative ticket for Parco and Museo “Paolo Orsi” € 13.50 – reducted € 7.00

Cumulative ticket for Parco and Villa Tellaro € 12.00 – reducted € 6.00

Cumulative ticket for Parco and Galleria Bellomo € 13.50 – reducted € 7.00
Cumulative ticket for Parco, Museo P.Orsi, Galleria Bellomo and Villa Tellaro € 24.00 – reducted € 12.00

San Giovanni Catacombs

Syracuse has the second largest and most important system of catacombs in the world after that of Rome. The only catacombs that currently can be easily visited are the Catacombs of San Giovanni, near the Archaeological Museum Paolo Orsi, an enchanting place where a private association (Kairos) organizes guided tours and in summer also suggestive night tours and night shows. Next to the catacombs you can also admire the unique beauty of the Church of San Giovanni alle Catacombe.

the Catacombs of San Giovanni are of great interest for the rational architecture that distinguishes them. They consist in a huge system of galleries, with thousands of niches, which all come from a main path: a great gallery called the “decumanus maximus”, that Christians built by digging and widening a Greek aqueduct, whose traces are visible in the vault. There are innumerable large and small niches on the walls and on the floor.

VISIT AND BOX OFFICE TIME: (Tel 0931 .64694 – Fax 0931.66751 –

from tuesdays to sundays: 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. and o2:30 p.m. to 05:30 p.m.

TICKETS PRICES: (including guided tour):

Entire: € 6.00

Reduction (under 16 and over 65): € 4.00

Reduction for pilgrimages: € 3.00

Reduction for schools: € 2.00

Eurialo Castle

The Eurialo Castle is one of the largest and most complete military works of the greek period. This impressive building (occupies about 15,000 square meters) was built between 402 and 397 BC in order to protect the city from any military operations of siege or attacks.
Wanted by Dionysius, tyrant of Siracusa, stands on the highest point (120 m ) on the terrace of the neighborhood Epipoli about 7 km far from the down town of Siracusa, in the hamlet of Belvedere.
The castle is preceded by a smallAntiquarium, adapted to the caretaker’s house, where they kept the most important materials found during various excavations made since the last century. On display are

VISIT AND BOX OFFICE TIME (Tel: 0931. 711773):

Ticket office hours: The ticket office closes one hour prior to the visits
Visiting hours: From 16/09 to 10/10 9.00 – 19.00 From 11/10 to 30/10: 9.00. – 18.00
From November to February: 9.00 a.m. – 05.00 p.m. – Sundays and holidays: 8:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.


Entire € 4.00
Reduction: € 2.00 ( between 18 and 25 years ) and for teachers.
For residents of Siracusa and Province € 1.00
Free entrance for under 18 and over 65 and groups of students