Syracuse is a Greek founded city located on the Ionian coast of Sicily. It is known for its rich historical and artistic heritage and for its splendid pristine beaches.
What to see in Syracuse
Archaeological area of Neapolis
It is one of the most important archaeological areas of Sicily.
Rich in vegetation and historical artifacts, the Neapolis is only a small part of the ancient district that formed the Greek Syracuse. In the park you can admire a vast and florid vegetation and many finds: the famous Roman amphitheater, the Greek theater, the latomias, the Ear of Dionysius, the Greek necropolis, various caves and the alleged tomb of the scientist Archimedes.
Island of Ortigia
It is the oldest part of the city of SR, and it was here that the Greeks landed and settled during the colonization period. The island has a very long history, and among the most beautiful monuments to visit we find the Maniace Castle of the Norman era built by Frederick II of Swabia, the famous Aretusa source, a suggestive fountain wrapped by the legend of the nymph Arethusa and the young Alpheus and the Temple of Apollo, one of the most important monuments of Ortigia and the oldest stone temple in Sicily, and the Cathedral with its splendid cathedral which was once a Greek temple dedicated to the goddess Athena.