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Siracusa Holidays

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Sicily holidays

A golden city on the sea

On Sicily’s southern coast, Siracusa – also known as Syracuse – is one of Sicily’s most photogenic towns, occupying a peninsula that’s almost an island. It stretches out into the water, a mass of honey-coloured mansions and elegant churches against the deep blue of the Mediterranean.

Siracusa holidays take you to the heart of this atmospheric region, where citrus orchards are heavy with oranges and lemons and the glittering sea is visible at the end of every winding medieval street. But Siracusa holidays are not only about the splendours of the town.

The southeastern corner of Sicily has some of the island’s most beautiful coastline with wide, soft, sandy beaches as far as the eye can see. If you’re looking to discover a fabulously beautiful setting with incredible historical riches, close to balmy beachlife and with activities for everyone, then holidays to Siracusa will be ideal.

Your Siracusa questions, answered

There’s plenty do in Siracusa, but it’s also the perfect base for visiting charming towns such as Ragusa and Noto, local ancient sites and the vibrant city of Catania.
The Ortigia market in the Old Town runs every day except Sunday. There are fabulous food and produce stalls, with plenty of enthusiastic shouting and tasting. Not to be missed.
Siracusa is lovely all year round, whether in the heat of the summer or the warmth of spring and autumn. Winters are mild with lots of sunny days.

Best things to do in Siracusa

Go to the amphitheatre

Ancient Greece comes alive at Siracusa’s archaeological park. You can’t fail to be impressed by the gloriously preserved Greek amphitheatre – productions are held here in the summer.

Hang out on the piazza

Siracusa’s cathedral piazza is a huge space, centred on its Baroque cathedral. There are beautiful buildings all around, and it’s the perfect place to drink in the street life.

Visit Maniace Castle

This 13th-century castle is almost surrounded by sea, situated on the far reaches of the Ortigia island promontory. It’s a magnificent piece of architecture, with sweeping coastal views.