The Neapolis archaeological park is located just outside Siracusa, a couple of km from its historical core. Inside there are the remains of a 5th century BC Greek theatre, which was carved out of the rock. Behind it lies Latomia del Paradiso, a series of limestone quarries with catacombs where prisoners were incarcerated. The Dionysius ear is a huge, 23m high man-made cave located inside the complex. The poorly preserved Roman amphitheatre dates back to the 2nd century AD and was used for gladiator fights and horse races.
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