Siracusa is a coastal city in Sicily which blends the ancient with the modern. The ruins of ancient Greece are surrounded by citrus orchards and baroque squares. Siracusa holiday apartments provide a good base for exploring both the city and the island of Sicily, for example visiting the nearby province of Ragusa. Getting to Siracusa accommodation is easy, with good bus and train links, whilst the nearest airport of Catania, is only a few kilometres away. The historic centre of Siracusa is located on the little island of Ortygia and is easily explored on foot from your holiday home Siracusa.
Siracusa was the largest city in the ancient Greek world and having central Siracusa accommodation for a visit, puts visitors right at the heart of this lost world. Exploring the Aretusa Fountain, the Greek amphitheatre and the underground necropolis found in the Catacombs of San Giovanni, gives a good taste of the ancient world. Visitors can also go underground at the ancient stone quarries of Latomia del Paradiso. Moving forward in history, the Maniace Castle, the Cathedral and its pleasant Piazza del Duomo, are all interesting places to enjoy. Right up to date is a concrete stone church, built over a mass produced Madonna statue, which was reputed to have cried in 1954.
Visitors staying in Siracusa holiday apartments can also enjoy more energetic activities on the Sicilian island such as hiking, cycling, sailing and scuba diving in the waters and countryside around the city. Pleasant beaches provide good swimming and sunbathing and some have dance floors bringing them alive in the moonlight. In December the Festival of Santa Lucia, the city's patron saint, can be enjoyed and in May there is the Greek Theatre season, when plays of the ancient writers, like Euripides, are performed.