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 del Porto Grande 46 I - 96100 Siracusa
Prix Prices from : 33 €
Hotel dei Coloniali offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TV. Set in the centre of Syracuse and 800 metres from Ortigia Island, it is provided with free public parking nearby. With wood furniture and cool tiled floors, the col..
Corso Umberto 141 I - 96100 Siracusa
Prix Prices from : 28 €
Offering a sun terrace overlooking the port, Hotel Centrale is located next to Siracusa Train Station and bus terminal. It features a lift with panoramic views of the sea. Colourful rooms at this family-run hotel come with air conditioning, satellit..
Corso Umberto I 112 I - 96100 Siracusa
Casa Mia is a charming building of the late 19th-century, situated in one of the main streets of the historic centre of Siracusa, just a 3-minute walk from Ortigia Island. All rooms are en suite and offer air conditioning. The Casa Mia offers a home..
passeggio Adorno 10 I - 96100 SIRACUSA
via Roma 66 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..
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.
viale Mazzini 12 I - 96100 SIRACUSA
lungomare Vittorini 18 I - 96100 SIRACUSA