The city of Syracuse under the ancient Greeks was the most important city in the western world. Today, it's one of our favourite places to stay in Sicily. Its collection of monuments including Greek theatre and the island of Ortigia are impressive. It's a bit quieter than Taormina too, so it's a fantastic choice if you're looking for a more authentic stay.
What to see on a Syracuse holiday
The old town of Ortigia is a wonderful place to explore. It's pedestrianised so you can stroll through the cobbled street, stop off in the boutique shops and admire the baroque architecture. The city's crowning glory is the white marble Duomo - we love having a coffee in the piazza in front of it, especially at sunset when the colours of the building soften.
The nearby towns of the Val di Noto; Ragusa, Scicli, Modica and Noto together form a UNESCO World Heritage site, listed for its flamboyant baroque architecture. We recommend hiring a car and heading out to explore them all.
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Why book a holiday to Syracuse with Inghams?
We've got a couple of great hotels in Syracuse, perfect for if you want to be in the heart of the city or enjoy a coastal stay. Your holiday is in safe hands with Inghams.