9 Best Things to Do in Syracuse, Sicily

9 Best Things to Do in Syracuse, Sicily, Syracuse, Italy (B)

When it comes to historical destinations in Sicily, the seaside city of Syracuse is hard to ignore. After all, it’s an ancient city with millennia of history to its name and it’s not too harsh on the eyes either. The best things to do in Syracuse invariably relate to its extensive past or its pretty present. Little wonder it’s one of the more popular destinations on Sicily’s east coast.

Now, I’m easily sold on places like Syracuse that trade on history, folklore and character. But Sicily has quite a few destinations like that and yet Syracuse still out in my eyes. It even has some notable neighbours like Catania and Noto, but it feels less gritty than Catania and has more to offer visitors than Noto. You can easily spend two days in Syracuse getting to know the city, because of the various things to do in Syracuse and just how pleasant the city is to explore.

One place you simply can’t miss when you visit Syracuse is the ruins of the Neapolis Archaeological Park. The archaeological park sit offs on its own in the city’s northwest but is well worth the journey. Often also referred to as the Siracusa Archaeological Park, this site is full of wonderfully preserved remains from ancient Syracuse. While the Roman ruins there are to be expected, there’s actually a lot more going on here. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 9 Best Things to Do in Syracuse, Sicily
Guide Location: Italy » Syracuse
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: David Johnston
Read it on Author's Website: https://www.travelsewhere.net/things-to-do-in-syracuse-sicily/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Neapolis Archaeological Park
  • Greek Theatre
  • Roman Amphitheatre
  • Altar of Hiero II
  • Latomia del Paradiso
  • Ear of Dionysius
  • Ortigia Island
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Piazza Emanuele Pancali
  • Fountain of Diana
  • Piazza Duomo
  • Church of Saint Lucia Alla Badia
  • Ortigia marina
  • Giardino Aretusa
  • Arethusa Spring
  • Castello Maniace
  • Forte Vigliena