|inside the Hypogeum|
Here it is...
A couple of things to note: As I mentioned, groups are restricted in size to a maximum of six groups of ten people per day, so if you're going in peak season it's probably a good idea to book ahead about a month before: tickets are €20 for adults and you can book here. Once you go inside, there's a video presentation to give you some idea of the history and how it was discovered, and then a guided tour around the chambers. The whole thing lasts for maybe an hour and a half and like I said, well worth a trip. You can get bus info below, and once you arrive in Paola just follow the signs to Cemetery Street (Triq Ic Cimiterju) - it's only about a 5 minute walk from the bus stop - or else ask someone, everyone in town knows where the Hypogeum is. A trip here is something you don't get to experience every day, and I always think that opportunities to do something a little bit out of the ordinary should always be taken. Unless that 'something' is a bungee jump, because that's just silly.
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* Note: the photos above are reproductions of photos from the Archaeology Museum, as photography inside the Hypogeum is not permitted.