From Largo Anfiteatro, start a fascinating walking tour to discover Neapolis Archaeological Park and the origins of Syracuse. Discover a natural area rich in finds belonging dating back to the Greek, Roman and Norman domination.
You will then begin a visit to the Ara of Ierone, built at the behest of Jerone II, tyrant of Syracuse, between 308 and 216 BC to celebrate his power. Move on to the Greek Theatre, the symbol of Neapolis Park and of the entire city. Used in various eras for different purposes, it is precisely in this fascinating place that time seems to have stopped, especially because in the summer season the I.N.D.A. (Institute of Ancient Drama) brings back to life the masterpieces of the great playwrights of the past, through a cycle of classical plays that attract tourists from all over the world.
Your next stop will be the Grotta di Ninfeo, above the Greek theatre and on the Temenite Hill. Going up the hill you will arrive at Via dei Sepolcri, a road about 150 meters long where ancient Byzantine hypogea have been found. You will then be surprised by the grandeur of the Latomie del Paradiso, which includes the famous Ear of Dionysus, Grotta dei Cordari and Grotta del Salnitro. The tour will end with a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre, used for gladiatorial combats back in Roman times.