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Siracusa Guide Italy


Siracusa, a city with a glorious past that was a worthy rival of Athens, Carthage and Rome for winning over domination of the island, is today one of the most interesting cities in Sicily, the cradle of theatre and a fantastic monument to Baroque style.
Siracusa stands on the East coast of Sicily, next to the clear blue sea and with two famous rivers, the Ciane and the Ananapo. Poets and writers, from Cicero to D’Annunzio were inspired by the beauty of this place and by the legends linked to this area.



Getting there

Siracusa is located at the southeastern corner of Sicily at 60 km from Catania. The city is easily reachable from other Sicilian cities... >>>

History and culture

The origins of this ancient city are mixed up with legend: our guide to Siracusa will tell you all about a past full of conquests, tragedies and resurrections... >>>

Churches and Museums

All the most charming religious buildings and the most interesting museums that will help you gain a better idea of this city’s culture: from the Church of Santa Lucia to the Papyrus Museum... >>>

Historical buildings and monuments

Valuable remains from long-off times that has survived the terrible earthquake that shook Eastern Sicily in 1693... >>>

Places and charm

The Isle of Ortigia, the true heart of Siracusa, seems to be an open-air museum that you can discover bit by bit as you walk around its streets and squares... >>>

Eating and drinking

Fresh tuna fish prepared in a thousand different ways, sweets and cakes made with almonds and honey, the famous Moscato di Siracusa and the top-class Nero d’Avola: all delicacies that can be tried in the restaurants in Siracusa... >>>

Shopping

All the souvenirs from Siracusa that you can give to your friends and relatives or can keep for yourselves: papyrus, ancient coins and lots more too... >>>

Hotels and lodgings

Lots of different solutions for everyone’s needs: bed & breakfast, apartments, campsites, and hotels in Siracusa... >>>

Events

Siracusa is rapidly gaining a name as a cultural center: in addition to the famous festival of Santa Lucia, there is also an important Theater Festival dedicated to Ancient Drama... >>>

La Dolce Vita

The plays put on in the wonderful, charming surroundings of the Greek Theater and the crazy nights spend dancing on the beach: Siracusa provides lots of opportunity for enjoying yourself and relaxing at nigh... >>>

A special day

24 hours dedicated to discovering this wonderful Baroque city, concentrating on the oldest part of the center: the Isle of Ortigia... >>>

Trip outside the city: Noto

A true Sicilian pearl of Baroque style and part of the UNESCO heritage. Noto is home to precious treasures that can be discovered on a trip that you must not miss... >>>

The Vendicari Reserve

If you have a few extra days to spend discovering the area around Siracusa, we recommend a visit to the Vendicari Reserve, between Noto and Pachino... >>>

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