Things to see and do - Syracuse
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Syracuse Travel guide
Syracuse : Michelin's recommendations
The city extends into the sea via the island of Ortygia, which skirts a charming bay. Syracuse has had an eventful history: Greek colonisation, the period of the city’s “tyrants”, and the rivalry between Athens and Carthage, as witnessed by numerous remains still visible today. Not forgetting the period when the city passed into the hands of the Romans and became capital of the province of Sicily. The city is home to hidden corners and old mansions that are being restored to their former glory.
Tourist attractions Syracuse : Things to see and do
Isola di Ortigia
The oldest part of the city, the island of Ortigia is linked to the mainland by the Ponte Nuovo; the road continues as Corso Umberto I, one of Siracusa's main thoroughfares. Here the sea is of course the main feature, from the waterfront that extends..
Caravaggio christened this amazing cave in the Latomia del Paradiso quarry: as a result of its exceptional acoustics, the tyrant Dionysus could, it is said, hear everything his opponents whispered. A legend, of course: nevertheless this place, create..
This 5C BC theatre, one of the largest monuments from antiquity, was carved into the rock using the natural slope of the Temenite hill. Inaugurated with Perseus by Aeschylus (think about it), it was built by Damocope, also known as Myrilla. Transform..
Via Nino Bixio, 5 I - 96100 Siracusa
Prix Prices from : 45 €
Located in the city centre of Syracuse, Grande Albergo Alfeo offers free Wi-Fi and a restaurant. Here you will be within walking distance of Ortygia Island. Rooms at Grande Albergo Alfeo are bright and spacious. In-room amenities include large LCD T..
Via Tripoli 40 I - 96100 Siracusa
Prix Prices from : 34 €
Facing both the sea and the extensive Siracusa harbour, this quiet and centrally located hotel is just 500 metres from the ancient Isle of Ortigia. Hotel Mediterraneo offers free Wi-Fi throughout and functional rooms. Rooms are air conditioned and c..
Via F. Crispi 67 I - 96100 Siracusa
Hotel Archimede is halfway between Siracusa's historic centre, Ortygia, and the archaeological area. It offers free parking and air-conditioned rooms, and it is just 50 metres from Siracusa Bus Station. The Archimede is one of Siracusa's most histor..
via Roma 66 I - 96100 SIRACUSA
Via D. Scinà 12 I - 96100 Siracusa
Stone walls provide an attractive backdrop to this small, young and welcoming restaurant in the centre of Ortigia. The menu features regional specialities with a contemporary twist.
lungomare Vittorini 18 I - 96100 SIRACUSA
viale Mazzini 12 I - 96100 SIRACUSA
via dei Candelai 35 I - 96100 Siracusa
This building dating from 1400 was left intentionally bare so as to emphasise the exposed stone and the cross vaulted ceiling. The establishment itself is as impressive as one of the more elegant Syracuse addresses. Promising cuisine that is lavish i..
passeggio Adorno 10 I - 96100 SIRACUSA