Tourist photographing entrance of Orecchio di Dionisio cavern, Neapolis, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
sani000806 © Daniel Santacatalina / Aurora Photos
Image ID
SANI000806
Copyright
Daniel Santacatalina / Aurora Photos
License
Royalty Free
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83.7 MB - 4418 x 6618 px (14.73 x 22.06 inch @ 300dpi)
Releases
Not Necessary
Location
Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
Date Shot
12/05/2017
Caption
A renowned curiosity at the heart of the Latomia del Paradis (Garden of Paradise) is the ear-shaped artificial grotto known as the Ear of Dionysius. According to Caravaggio, Dionysius must have had it built so he could listen in on the conversations of the prisoners, but it is most likely that the grotto 23m high and 65m deep was dug out as a rock quarry and later used as a sounding board for theatrical performances, Orecchio di Dionisio cavern, Neapolis, Siracusa, Sicily, Italy
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