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Catacomba di San Giovanni

Catacomba di San Giovanni Review

Not far from the Archaeological Park, off Viale Teocrito, the catacombs below the church of San Giovanni are one of the earliest-known Christian sites in the city. Inside the crypt of San Marciano is an altar where Saint Paul preached on his way through Sicily to Rome. The frescoes in this small chapel are mostly bright and fresh, though some dating from the 4th century AD show their age.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Piazza San Giovanni, Tyche, Siracusa, 96016 | Map It
  • Phone: 0931/64694
  • Cost: €6
  • Hours: Daily 9:30–12:30 and 2:30–5:30 (may be extended in summer); evening visits are also organized. Closed Mon. in winter
  • Location: Siracusa
Updated: 02-16-2013

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