The Ear of Dionysus near Syracuse

These photos are of a remarkable rock formation called the Ear of Dionysus, just outside Siracusa in south-Eastern Sicily.

It is named after a former dictator of the Greek-founded City, as apparently he was very paranoid about rivals and improsoned them all in this cave. He then sent envoys to eavesdrop on them, as the curving shape allows you to hear people talking deep inside the cave when you are outside it.

We took these photos when we went to Siracusa a couple of years ago.

8 thoughts on “The Ear of Dionysus near Syracuse

    1. It was so much fun playing with various sweet spots to find out where they “projected” to. There were some parts that seemed to swallow the voice completely and make it disappear!

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