Hotels to remember: Siracusa

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Siracusa: introduction

Siracusa Hotel

Founded by the Corinthians, the name Siracusa derives from the nearby marshland, "Sykara". Over the centuries, Siracusa has been conquered by the Romans, the Byzantines, the Goti, the Arabs, the Normany, the Genovesi, the Svevi and the Aragons.

This vibrant history has left it with a wealth of monuments, the most important of which can be found in the Archeological park of the Neapolis. Here one finds the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Latomia del Paradiso, the Grotta dei Cordari, the Ara di Lerone, Porta Urbica, Apollo's Temple, the Cathedral and Athena's Temple, Zeus's Temple, the Gymnasium, the Catacombs, the Paolo Orsi Museum and Eurialo Castle.

Whilst at Siracusa visitors should not miss the opportunity to see the Regional Gallery of Palazzo Bellomo, the Museum of the Papiro and the Cinema Museum. The principal economic activities of Siracusa, despite the increase in modern industrial activity, are still those based on agriculture, cattle farming and fishing. Among the gastronomic delights the tuna fish, purpetti di tonno da Zà Cicca really must be tasted.

Siracusa: suggestions from the hotels

Silvia e Giuseppe Pulvirenti

(Owners)

Tenuta Cammarana

Historical Residences

Silvia e Giuseppe Pulvirenti

Tenuta Cammarana is an historic Country House set in a private rural estate in Eastern Sicily. With its authentic interiors and old-style hospitality, Tenuta Cammarana offers complete respite from the world. (Tenuta Cammarana) →

Daniele La Rosa

(Proprietario)

Iblaresort

Small Boutique Hotels

"You have to be smart to come to Ibla, a certain quality of mind, a taste for the silent and ardent tuffs, the dead ends, the unnecessary turns, the shutters sealed against a black eye that spies. » (Iblaresort) →

gianluca

(proprietario, your host, traveller)

Palazzo Cavalieri

4 Star Hotels

gianluca

Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea. The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth, exerting influence over the entire Magna Grecia area of which it was the most important city. Once described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. In the modern day, the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with the Necropolis of Pantalica. (Palazzo Cavalieri) →

Siracusa: places to see in the area