The tourist area of Syracuse is the ideal destination for your holiday in Sicily, it is a treasure chest that contains many treasures: important late-Baroque cities of the Val di Noto included in the UNESCO World Heritage list; Pantalica, the largest rock necropolis in Europe, also a UNESCO World Heritage Site; the unspoiled nature of its reserves; splendid beaches bathed by a crystalline sea. For all these reasons the Syracuse area is a place in Sicily that you absolutely must visit.
When planning your holiday in the Syracuse area, you can decide whether to follow a historical-artistic itinerary to discover the impressive archaeological remains preserved in this area and the splendid monuments in Sicilian late-Baroque style. You can follow a naturalistic itinerary to discover its splendid natural oases or enjoy its wonderful beaches and its clear sea. Finally, the Syracuse area is the ideal place for a food and wine tour to discover the agri-food excellence of this land.
How many days does it take to visit the Syracuse area? You can choose whether to spend just a few days in the Syracuse area and admire its main places of interest, or choose to spend a whole week or more but to discover the immense artistic, cultural but also natural heritage of this land.
Syracuse, defined by Cicerone as “the most beautiful city of Magna Graecia”, is the ideal place from which to start an interesting historical-artistic itinerary to discover its immense treasures. The city of Syracuse has in fact been included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites with two different sites: the rock necropolis of Pantalica and the historic center, both evidence of the development of ancient civilizations and their progressive civilization.
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What to see in Siracusa
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What to see in Pantalica
The Syracuse area offers a splendid historical and artistic itinerary to discover important late Baroque cities of the Val di Noto: Noto and Palazzolo Acreide. In the list of the late Baroque cities of the Val di Noto were included eight cities hit by the earthquake in 1693 and later rebuilt in a unitary and recognizable late-Baroque style that still characterizes them today. You can discover the other six cities by exploring the area of Ragusa where you will find the late Baroque cities of Ragusa, Modica and Scicli, the area of central Sicily where you will find the cities of Caltagirone and Militello Val di Catania, and finally the city of Catania in the Etna area.
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What to see in Palazzolo Acreide
The Syracuse area is the ideal destination for a holiday full of nature: it offers naturalistic oases considered among the most beautiful in Europe. In these places you can observe the rich flora and fauna typical of the place and immerse yourself in clear and crystalline waters surrounded by a landscape of unique charm.
Finally, the Syracuse area is the ideal place for your beach holiday. Beautiful beaches within protected reserves bathed by a clear and crystalline sea. Picturesque seaside villages where you can enjoy a splendid sea and where you can take advantage of the many services offered: rental of deck chairs, sun beds and umbrellas, boat rental, snorkeling and guided diving.
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Towns and villages
Towns and villages to visit in Ragusa surroundings
Augusta Avola Buccheri Buscemi Canicattini Bagni Carlentini Cassaro Cassibile Cavagrande del Cassibile Ferla Francofonte Lentini Marzamemi - Pachino Melilli Noto Palazzolo Acreide Pantalica Portopalo di Capo Passero Priolo Gargallo Rosolini Siracusa Solarino Sortino Vendicari
The Syracuse area offers agri-food products of the highest quality. Symbol of this excellence are the Pizzuta di Avola almond and the Nero D'Avola.
If you have chosen the area of Syracuse as your holiday destination, we recommend you to take part in one of the many food and wine itineraries to discover the agri-food excellence of this land:
During your stay in the Syracuse area, we recommend you to try some specialties typical of the place that you will not be able to find in other places in Sicily. Here's what you eat in Syracuse:
By selecting the location of your interest from the menu above, you can find out which typical Sicilian dishes and products from the Syracuse area you can taste.
The skill of Sicilian master craftsmen is appreciated and known throughout the world. There are many artifacts that you can buy in the Syracuse area: Sicilian ceramics, pine cones and Moor's heads, decorated tiles, Sicilian coffees and caps, Sicilian puppets and carts, tambourines and other typical Sicilian musical instruments, clothing and jewelry in a typical Sicilian style ... But there are two types of processing typical of the Syracuse area that you will not be able to find elsewhere:
To discover all the local handicraft products that you can find and buy in the Syracuse area, select the location of your interest from the menu above and select the "what to buy" section.
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