Founded by the ancient Greeks, Syracuse is a city located in the Southeast of Sicily. The visit of Syracuse can be split in two parts: one dedicated to the island of Ortigia, the small and picturesque historical centre connected to the mainland by two bridges, and the other to the vast archaeological site, home to many Greek and Roman remains. The best way to explore Syracuse is on foot. Our guided tour will let you see the places of historic interest and find the best restaurants, bars and food.
It belongs to the Archaeological Park of Syracuse and is the main attraction of the city, dating back to the 5th century BC. It could hold up to 15,000 spectators. The theatre, partly excavated out of the rocks, is still used for performances and festivals.
Built in the 3rd century AD, it is an impressive structure, 140 metres long. It was used for events such as gladiator and animal fights.
It is an artificial limestone cave, more than 20 metres high, shaped like the ear of a giant. According to the tradition, the tyrant Dionysius of Syracuse used to listen to the conversations of the prisoners. Inside, the echo is really impressive.
There are many catacomb complexes in Syracuse, and the most extensive are those which lie under the Basilica of San Giovanni. They were built in the 4th-6th century AD and used as a Christian cemetery.