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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Museum
“An impressive old Greek amphitheater, and quarry including the ear of Dionysis. Well worth a visit.”
  • 97 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Other Great Outdoors
“A beautiful place, savage, pristine nature! It's better to go there in spring or in autumn, the walk is a little bit hard when it's hot weather.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Island
“15 minutes far from Villa le Girandole, Siracusa is one of the richest cities in terms of culture and history of the whole Sicily, and it has been for ages the crucial centre of the entire province. The city is famous for the Greek colonizations, which are clearly reflected on the cultural heritage, and can be admired on the anphitheathers and on the architecture, especially walking through the enchanted Ortigia. Since 2005, Siracusa with the Necropoli of Pantalica is inserted in the World Heritage Site of UNESCO, because "monuments and archeological sites located in Siracusa are the most amazing example of extraordinary architectual creation which huge various cultural aspects: Greek, Baroque and Romans". ”
  • 127 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Historic Site
“a magical, unmissable place revealing the greek and roman civilization of Syracuse”
  • 85 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Church
“A superb, harmonious baroque square, the center of Ortigia, surrounded by magnificent palaces and where the Duomo rises on the ancient columns of the Temple of Athena ”
  • 47 locals recommend
History Museum
“Established in the 18th century, since 1988 the museum is located in the headquarters of Villa Landolina and is dedicated to the great archaeologist Paolo Orsi, who carried out the main studies on the city. The Archaeological Museum "Paolo Orsi" collects the most important documentation of prehistory, the protohistory of Sicily and famous works of Greek and Roman art, ceramics, marbles, architectural decorations. The oldest finds range from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age; notable objects that testify to The Egee, Anatolian and Mycenaean influences. Precious are the kits of the Greek-Sicule necropolis, the ceramic material, the dense reliefs, the archaic statues. Gemma of the Museum is the "Venus anadiomene", called Venus Landolina after her discoverer, a statue of Roman-Hellenistic invoice. The material also comes from excavations of the many Greek colonies of Sicily, from Megara Hyblea, to Eloro, Akrai, Kasmenai, Kamarina and from numerous Hellenized indigenous centers. Since 2010 it is also open to the public...”
  • 55 locals recommend
Landmark
“the most ancient temple in Siracusa in the square that once was the greek "agorà"”
  • 29 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Castle
“the castle from Federica of Swabia II, nice view and amazing live concerts during the summer. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Church
“Not many travellers visit these Roman Catacombs: they are maybe the most extended and important out of Rome”
  • 26 locals recommend
Museum
“The gallery illustrates the development of figurative Syracuse and more generally in the south-eastern Sicily, with particular regard to paintings and decorative arts. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Church
“Main Siracusa church, alghouth only once you arrive in the Duomo square (from Via Cavour) you will understand my suggestion really :) It is a unic case, in the Mediterranean area, of a greek temple ( V century b.C.) that, after 2500 year, it is still an active church.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“In the street market. Best cheeses in town. Try the "ricotta al forno" (their specialty) and their incredible paninis for which people queue all year long ! ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Dionysius used the cave as a prison for political dissidents, and by means of the perfect acoustics eavesdropped on the plans and secrets of his captives.”
  • 13 locals recommend
Garden
“Fontana naturale a Ortigia The Fountain of Arethusa (Italian: Fonte Aretusa) is a natural fountain on the island of Ortygia in the historical centre of the city of Syracuse in Sicily. According to Greek mythology, the fresh water fountain is the place where the nymph Arethusa, the patron figure of ancient Syracuse, returned to earth's surface after escaping from her undersea home in Arcadia. The Fountain of Arethusa and the river Fiume Freddo in the province of Catania are the only two places in Europe where papyrus grows.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“The island of Ortigia is the heart of the entire city of Syracuse, just one square kilometer but a charming treasure trove of natural beauty and ready to surprise.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Church
“monumentale santuario che vi lascerà a bocca aperta durante la visita all'interno dell'edifico. Assicuratevi di effettuare la visita quando il sole splende in cielo. I giochi di luce all'interno ti sorprenderanno!!”
  • 23 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“It's a mini market where is possible to taste and buy some different kind of superb and fresh Italian cheese. (Their 'Tagliere', truly represent the tastes of Sicily. (100m far)”
  • 27 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great French Bistrot. Perfect to try something different if you had enough of Sicilian food :)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“"Lido Varco 23", is a wonderful place to go to the sea! It's all built with wooden platforms on the coast of the Natural Reserve of Plemmirio. Here the fauna species of the sea are protected, and diving in these waters is wonderful! But the Lido is also arranged to have lunch and spend the summer evenings in the company! Little dogs are allowed.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Il locale è perfetto come ristorante durante i mesi estivi con vista mozzafiato sul mare ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High level restaurant, quite expensive but the quality and service is guaranteed. Great choice of wines. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“one of the best restaurant in town, fresh fish and pasta, very good but quite small place so booking is recommended!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“ Here you can drink everything until late night and find local people. The style of club is amazing €€€€”
  • 12 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“sophisticated food, great staff and music a few blocks down the road. Vegan menu that non vegan will love”
  • 21 locals recommend

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