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Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo

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Absolutely to visit!

The church of San Filippo Apostolo was the highlight of my week in Syracuse. Apart from being a... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
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Not to be missed

What a wonderful experience. Others have written all about it so suffice to agree with those who... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
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Piazza San Filippo, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The church of San Filippo Apostolo was the highlight of my week in Syracuse. Apart from being a beautiful church that gives the opportunity of daily mass the church has unexpected treasures of history under the building: over three levels you can see a crypt...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

What a wonderful experience. Others have written all about it so suffice to agree with those who record it as an unmissable experience. Descend the three levels, taking into account the little figures drawn by those searching for safety in the WWII bombings.

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Glebebears81
Reviewed 27 October 2018

There is a fascinating history hidden beneath this church- a short tour we found to be a true highlight of our visit to Ortigia.

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank JCWillow
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Must-See! This is an unforgettable experience descending down to the 3rd level where the mystical blue pool of crystal water purified by rocks exudes an aura of peace and tranquility.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank YSTcruiser
Reviewed 14 September 2018

This church offers splendid guided tours of what lies underneath - and is not to be missed, in my humble opinion. First you descend to the crypt, Further down are what appear to be miles of passageways extending in all directions, in which thousands of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank ChinaFanNYC
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

This church allows descent into three levels below the present church. The first stairway takes you to a grotto below the main floor. Below that, down a narrower stair is a Greek-era quarry mine (and bomb shelter during WW2), and a spiral staircase leads to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank MkTrekker
Reviewed 11 September 2018

This church of St Philip is very near the Jewish baths. It is set in a nice little square. You will be guided below to three levels, crypt, wartime bunker and Jewish bath. We were very happy to make a donation. The main church is...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Dfc2007
Reviewed 26 June 2018

By donation tour. Highly recommend. Very fascinating . There is a crypt, Greek tunnels and a Jewish ritual bath. I paid 5 euros per person much better than the other ritual bath tour.

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Pchips
Reviewed 31 May 2018

We happened upon this church and saw a small group going in plus the open steps going down which are in the main doorway. After enquiring we discovered we could be given a guided tour of the catacombs (1 level below), part of the Greek...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Linda G
Reviewed 23 May 2018

The church of San Filippo Apostolo is nice, but, not noteworthy. Except for what is underneath. At the entrance to the church is a steep set of stairs which descend three levels below ground. Take the guided tour, which is free, and discover the ancient...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank Bill A
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