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Sadly overlooked sight of Siracusa

Siracusa has much to offer. Perhaps,too much. The incredible Greek theatre, the Duomo etc. I was... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
William B
Lunenburg, Canada
strange but interesting site to visit

The latomie dei Cappuccini is the oldest quarry of Syracusa. You'll take the steps down to the... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Bern, Switzerland
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Siracusa has much to offer. Perhaps,too much. The incredible Greek theatre, the Duomo etc. I was most of all moved by the Latomie of the Capuchins where, according to tradition, the captured Greeks were imprisoned, withered away and perished. Much more moving than the Ear...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank William B
Reviewed 18 August 2018

The latomie dei Cappuccini is the oldest quarry of Syracusa. You'll take the steps down to the gorges of the quarry where you can stroll around to escape the lunchtime heat. The landscape is varied. It could/should be cleaner (they should take away old foliage,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

From Ortigia you can get one of the small buses (2 I think) up to this Latomie for 1 Euro. (opposite is the war memorial on the cliff top) There are guided tours (11.00, 12.00 I noticed) but we arrived at the wrong time. Quiet,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Linda G
Reviewed 27 April 2018

This was directly beneath out hotel and very pretty. We didn't walk down into the quarry but saw much of it from above.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank BellaAMalfi
Reviewed 1 October 2017

To walk in the ancient stone quarry is to step back in time, a place of human activity for many centuries, a place of wretched forced labour, a prison for defeated armies. Today with most of the quarry open to the skies it is hard...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Michael C
Reviewed 14 September 2017

This quarry is directly under the hotel grand politi has a few things to see such as a little theatre for local plays , nice place to have a stroll but a word of warning the mosquitoes thrive down there and if your not protected...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Yarila1947
Reviewed 28 July 2017

It's a small, difficult to find, quite overgrown, old stone quarry. There are definitely much better ones and much better attractions in Syracuse worth visiting. It's a pretty unkempt place, not inviting to stay. In front of the entrance at the steep coast you have...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank martinthallmair
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

Nice park for a relaxing afternoon-walk - hidden for the sun. You can do the whole park within 1 hour. Check the opening-hours. And do visit the coffe- and delicates-shop nearby the round-about after the walk!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank ViggiLillehammer
Reviewed 13 April 2017

A very nice surprise behond the well known 'orecchio di Dioniso', This Latomia is very pleasured place to visit. The pasionated private guide told us a lot of aneddoctes and this is a big luxury. Children loved too.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Antonella F
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Latomie dei Cappuccini is one of the twelve ancient stone quarries in Siracusa and was my favourite site in the city. According to the brochure for the site this is the largest at 23,000m², deepest 30-40 metres and oldest at 6th century BC of the...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Only open at weekends! Closes at 18.00.
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