Things to do, attractions, interesting facts
Useful information to fully enjoy your visit to Siracusa. Attractions to see, Traditional Festival, events and things to do to have fun, food to taste, which items to buy, which interesting facts to know and where to stay on vacation in Siracusa.
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Syracuse is a fascinating thousand-year-old city that has its roots in a distant and glorious past: for beauty and importance it was a rival of Carthage and Athens; for Cicero it was the largest and most beautiful of all Greek cities.
Syracuse is the city of myth due to the rich mythological heritage that permeates the territory.
Syracuse is known for being the city of Archimedes and Santa Lucia , two of his illustrious fellow citizens.
Syracuse is known for its historic center, the Island of Ortigia, rich in natural and architectural wonders.
Syracuse is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
What to see
Attractions to see in Siracusa
Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Siracusa
The legend of Alfeo and Arethusa
The legend of Alfeo and Arethusa, which tells of an eternal love, is intimately linked to the fountain of Arethusa in Ortigia.
Archimedes and his Eureka
Archimedes of Syracuse pronounced his famous "Eureka" when he managed to solve a difficult question by Gerone II.
The Madonna of Tears of Syracuse
The Madonna delle Lacrime di Siracusa refers to a miraculous event that took place in the Sicilian city in 1953.
Archimedes burning mirrors
According to tradition, burning mirrors are inextricably linked to the siege of Syracuse and the Euryalus castle.
Malena - Syracuse
Several scenes from the film "Malèna" were set in the splendid Piazza Duomo and in other places in Syracuse.
Curiosities about the sword of Damocles
The expression "having a sword of Damocles on your head" was born in Syracuse, at the court of the famous Dionysius the Elder.
Curiosities about tyrant Dionysus
The name of Dionysus is linked to a cave that bears his name, the Ear of Dionysus, but there are other anecdotes about him.
Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Siracusa. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!