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    Ear of Dionysius

    • Siracusa, Italy
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      Ear of Dionysius is vapnyakovuyu cave, so named because of their shape, similar to the ear of a horse or donkey. Also known as "ear" associated with acoustic effects in a cave - thanks to the special form of space - even a small sound, saying in the other end of the cave, you can hear in the other end.

      The name "Ear of Dionysius" cave was in 1586 by the painter Caravaggio, who invented the legend that the tyrant Dionysius used if the cave as a prison, and with the help of its acoustic properties recognized, as evidenced by the prisoners.

      In our time, cave continues to impress with its amazing acoustics and is popular with tourists from all over the world.

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