Siracusa

Home / Italy/ Sicily & Aeolian Islands/ Siracusa
An incredibly ancient and historical town, Siracusa overlooks the sea. Of huge importance to the Greeks, with a population of 500,000, Siracusa competed with Athens to be the most powerful city of the Ancient World. Archimedes, who lived and was eventually killed there, invented war machines, which made life very difficult for the Romans, who later succeeded in their dominance of the city. Normans and Arabs also realised the strategic importance of the port of Siracusa and left their marks.

Today, there are only about 120,000 people living there and Ortygia, the small island, which is connected to the main part of Siracusa by bridges, still feels as if it is a miniature version of history, with almost 3,000 years of the past crammed into its narrow streets and piazzas.

VIEW ALL HOTELS & VILLAS



Spreading away from Ortygia are the other quarters of the city, which hold such things as the Greek and Roman theatres and the archaeological museum and park. Noted for its dry, warm climate, Siracusa is a delight to stroll around and feel part of its history, at any time of the year. Making it the ideal base for not only enjoying beautiful views, but also exploring the rest of Sicily.

We love Ortigia’s narrow streets, lined with oleander, pretty baroque balconies, tempting glimpses of blue sea and fabulous shops and bars.
Read More

Laura

Our Siracusa Expert

Siracusa feels like a mini Rome with its vibrancy, great food markets and cosmopolitan shops. Stop for fresh hot nibbles served in the squares with your aperitivo.

Siracusa At A Glance

Nearest Airport
Catania (CTA)
Distance from Airport
approx, 1hour
Best For
Incredible fish dishes being savoured with a glass of vino, overlooking the fishing port.

YOU ARE FOUR SIMPLE STEPS FROM YOUR DREAM HOLIDAY

1. Find Inspiration

2. Contact our Specialists

3. Tailormade Quotes

4. Sit Back & Relax

Signup
to our latest offers

Your privacy is important to us