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Tourist information

Siracusa is a historical town, the capital of the province of Syracuse, situated in the SE edge of the island of Sicily, immediately by the Bay of Syracuse close to the Ionian Sea. For such an anonymous town, Siracusa, is shockingly big, with a 125,000 inhabitants. However incredibly at the height of its impact approximately 400 BC, that figure is approximated to have been between 200,000 and 300,000. Right after wiping out a impressive attacking armada sent from Greece in 415 BC, it came to be possibly one of the most formidable town state in the Western world.

For visitors taking a trip to Sicily these days, Siracusa is not to be overlooked. It is fairly simple to visit in a day, although certainly is worthy of somewhat more time. A trip could be broken into 2 effortless components: one devoted to the archaeological site, the other to the isle of Ortygia. The heart of town is simply accessed on foot - the island of Ortygia includes the majority of the attractions, and is small and enjoyable for walking. The archaeological area is approximately 25 mins' walk away from the island.

Syracuse is an incredible town of culture and customs prepared to be uncovered and enjoyed. Adventures that can be arranged feature culture & language courses, Sicilian gastronomy courses & wine tasting, open air adventures (climbing, biking, climbing, wind-surfing, snorkeling), tours throughout the island, workshops (Sicilian puppet manufacturing, potteries, taking photographs, painting).

The archaeological site

The archaeological site, located in the NW part of the city, is the home of a incredible amount of well maintained Roman and Greek leftovers. The primary attraction is certainly the Greek theater that antedates approximately from the 5th Century BC. Its cavea is among the biggest ever constructed: its 59 rows can house as much as 15,000 spectators. The theater is still used for a yearly Greek event starting from the middle of May to the beginning of July. The Roman arena, constructed in the 3rd Century AD, is likewise quite outstanding. More than 140 metres in length, it is among the biggest to be discovered anyplace. The Archaeological Museum is only a few metres from the archaeological park and consists of a fantastic compilation of items from throughout the Syracuse region.

Travel to Siracusa

The nearest flight terminal is Catania to the north of Siracusa, which provides straight bus services. Frequent buses operates to and from Noto, Catania, Modica, Gela and Ragusa in addition to more local places. The train terminal is just ten mins of walking from the center of Siracusa. Siracusa is additionally served by direct railway lines from Rome.

Siracusa accommodation options

Lately Siracusa has come to be a rather upmarket place - travellers searching for trendy boutique hotels will have a lot to select from. However there are nevertheless a number of excellent apartments and budget options, and you don't have to spend a great deal of money to stay in pleasant accommodation in Siracusa.

Similar tourist destinations in Italy: Catania, Palermo, Alghero, Taormina, Trapani, Cefalu, San Teodoro.

Town is recommended for

Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Suitable for older people, Romantic trips, Families with pets, Girls Getaway, Adventure and Sport, People with Disabilities, Tourists without a Car

Siracusa, Italy - General details

Arboretum, atm, botanical garden, speleology, churches, duty free shop, fitness centre, walking paths in forests, supermarkets, hospital, library, marina, water parks, theme parks, zoo, waterfalls, wine vault, rich gastronomic offer, tennis clubs, swimming, walking paths, sailing, rent a bike, fishing, horse riding, ski resorts, golf courses, surfing, water ski, mountain biking, mountain paths, paragliding, scuba diving, hunting, bird watching, casinos, hiking paths, rafting, snorkelling

Siracusa, region of Sicily - Distances

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    Siracusa - Palermo: 207 km
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    Siracusa - Napoli: 429 km
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    Siracusa - Rome: 590 km
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    Siracusa - Targia (3+ apartments): 7 km
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    Siracusa - Belvedere Di Siracusa (7+ accommodation units): 8 km
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    Siracusa - Floridia (19+ accommodation units): 13 km
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    Siracusa - Cassibile (106+ accommodation units): 15 km
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    Siracusa - Solarino (5+ villas): 17 km
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    Siracusa - Augusta (2+ apartments): 18 km
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    Siracusa - Canicattini Bagni (3+ apartments): 21 km
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    Siracusa - Avola (70+ villas): 24 km
  • Airport "Fontanarossa", town of Catania (Air Berlin, Air France, Air One, Alitalia, Blue Panorama Airlines, Domodedovo Airlines, Air Italy, Wind Jet): 49 km

Palermo -> Siracusa - road routes

  • 1. Head northeast on Via Vittorio Emanuele toward Via Maqueda.
  • 2. Turn right onto SS113. Leaving toll zone. (6.0 km)
  • 3. Turn right onto Via Galletti.
  • 4. Continue onto SP76.
  • 5. Slight left onto Strada Provinciale 76.
  • 6. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto the A19 ramp to Catania/Messina.
  • 7. Merge onto A19 (190 km)
  • 8. Take exit Tangenziale toward Siracusa/Ragusa/Catania Centro/Aeroporto/Porto.
  • 9. Merge onto E45 (51.7 km)
  • 10. Take exit Siracusa Sud to merge onto SS124.
  • 11. Continue onto Viale Paolo Orsi.
  • 12. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Corso Gelone.
  • 13. Turn right onto Viale Teocrito. Go through 1 roundabout. Destination will be on the left.

Tourist attractions and sights

  • Island Ortygia, Syracuse, 1 km from the centre of town of Siracusa.
  • Church Duomo di Siracusa, Syracuse, 1 km from the centre of town of Siracusa.
  • Cave Cavagrande del Cassibile, Avola, 4.6 km from the centre of town of Siracusa.
  • Villa Romana del Tellaro, Noto, 4.6 km from the centre of town of Siracusa.
  • Cathedral San Nicola, Noto, 4.7 km from the centre of town of Siracusa.
  • Palace Nicolaci a Noto, Noto, 28.2 km from the centre of town of Siracusa.
  • Church Santa Chiara, Noto, 28.4 km from the centre of town of Siracusa.
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    Ski resort Etna Nord, excellent nightlife, many restaurants and pubs. 84 km from town of Siracusa.

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