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Discover Syracuse Tours

Syracuse offers a variety of city tours and day trips to explore its history and natural beauty. Visitors can enjoy a guided walking tour of the historic island of Ortygia or venture out to the beautiful Baroque town of Noto. Day trips to nearby attractions such as Mount Etna and Taormina are also popular options.

Syracuse Culinary Experience

Syracuse offers a range of culinary experiences that allow visitors to explore the region's rich gastronomic traditions.

Beyond Siracusa: Day Trips

Syracuse offers a wealth of options for day trips to nearby attractions. Some popular day trip destinations include visiting the island of Ortigia the town of Noto and the stunning town of Ragusa.

Adventure & Outdoor Activities

From hiking and cycling to kayaking and diving, Syracuse offers a range of activities for those who love to explore the great outdoors.

Why Visit Syracuse?

Syracuse is a fascinating city steeped in history and boasting natural beauty. Founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans, it was considered a powerful city until Palermo later overtook it in importance, and became the capital of Sicily. Its rich history has allowed it to be home to some well-preserved Greek and Roman ruins.

Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, made of some of the most stunning beaches in Italy. It is home to around 125,000 people and boasts of a vibrant food culture, with delicious seafood dishes and local wines being a specialty.

A huge crowd-puller is the small island of Ortigia which is connected to Syracuse by three bridges. It is home to many of the city's top attractions, including the Fountain of Arethusa and the Piazza del Duomo.

The city's stunning landscapes and natural beauty, the unique blend of history, culture, and delicious food., all make it a must-visit destination for anyone traveling to Sicily.

Know Before You Go

Travel Essentials
Best Time to Visit
Travel Hacks
Travel Essentials

Time Zone: Central European Time (CET) zone, which is UTC+1.

Currency: Euro - EUR - €

Country Code: +39.

Emergency Numbers: Dail 112 to contact the police, ambulance, and fire services.

Best Time to Visit

The best time to visit Syracuse is in the spring (April-May) or fall (September-October) when the temperatures are mild. Since it is shoulder season, crowds are thinner, and the prices are lower during this time. During spring, the city would be covered in vibrant colors of blooming flowers, adding to the city's beauty, and making it a great time to explore the city's landmarks.

In the fall, the weather is still pleasant, and if you enjoy your wine, this would be the best time for you as you will be able to experience the famous olive and grape harvests in the surrounding countryside. This is also the time for cultural events and festivals, allowing you to experience the city from a unique perspective.

The summer months (June-August) mark the peak season. During this time, the city would be very hot, with temperatures often exceeding 30°C, and crowded. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months. Winter months (November-February) can be rainy and cold, which can be unpleasant. However, the crowds will be thin and prices, low.

  • Walking: Yes, you can explore Syracuse on foot, especially if you are interested in visiting the historic center of the city since most of the main sights are within walking distance of each other.
  • Bus: AST city buses make circular routes around Syracuse, starting and ending at Riva Nazario Sauro (a.k.a. Piazza della Posta) just over the bridge on Ortigia. Some buses start/end at Via G. Rubino, in front of the main train station. Bus no. 20 and go from the train station to the far end of Ortigia.
  • Navette (shuttle buses): There are three Navette (shuttle buses) that thread the roads of the downtown island of Ortigia. Two lines travel between the mainland to the train station and back; the other begins and ends at the Talete parking garage on Ortigia.
  • Car: Since 2007, much of the island of Ortigia is closed to non-resident vehicles. The north end of Ortigia, where you enter the island, is a zone where parking is controlled, so you can drive in and park in any of the lots around the northern edge of the city center.
  • Taxi: Taxis are available in Syracuse, and there are three main taxi stands located at the train stations, Via Ticino, and Piazza Pancali.
Travel Hacks
  • Visit the Information Center: If you are looking for any assistance, maps, or brochures for your trip, the information center located at Via Maestranza will come to your aid.
  • Use Public Transportation: Syracuse is a walkable city, but if you want to explore more areas, using public transportation is the most affordable and convenient option.
  • Take a Food Tour: Syracuse is known for its delicious food, and going on a food tour will allow you the chance to sample local cuisine and learn about the city's culinary traditions.
  • Learn Some Italian: While many people in Syracuse speak English, learning a few basic Italian phrases can help you navigate the city and interact with locals.
  • Pack Comfortable Shoes: There might be a bit of walking to do, especially in Ortigia. Pack comfortable shoes to make sure your feet don't get tired.

Frequently Asked Questions About Syracuse Attraction Tickets

What are some of Syracuse’s most popular attractions?

Some of Syracuse’s most popular attractions include the ancient Greek theater, the Ear of Dionysius, the Cathedral of Syracuse, and the beautiful island of Ortigia.

Where can I buy Syracuse attraction tickets?

You can buy Syracuse attraction tickets online from various websites, or from the ticket offices located at the venue. You can find the best attraction tickets to explore attractions in Syracuse here.

How can I get cheap Syracuse attraction tickets?

You can often get cheap Syracuse attraction tickets by booking the in advance online.

What can I do in Syracuse on a budget?

There are plenty of budget-friendly things to do in Syracuse, such as visiting the beautiful island of Ortigia and strolling through its charming streets, and exploring the archeological park. You can also enjoy some delicious Sicilian street food and wine without breaking the bank.

What are some of the off-the-beaten-path attractions in Syracuse?

Some off-the-beaten-path attractions in Syracuse include the Catacombs of San Giovanni, and the San Paolo Apostolo.

What is the best way to get around Syracuse?

The best way to get around Syracuse is on foot, as most of the main attractions are within walking distance of each other. You can also take buses or shuttle buses to get around the city.

What is the best time to visit Syracuse?

The best time to visit Syracuse is in the spring or fall when the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. July and August can be very hot and crowded, while many attractions may be closed in the winter months.

What are the best beaches near Syracuse?

Syracuse has some beautiful beaches nearby, including Fontane Bianche, Arenella, and Calamosche beaches.

What are some day trips from Syracuse?

There are many beautiful towns and attractions within easy reach of Syracuse, including the towns of Noto and Ragusa, the stunning Vendicari Nature Reserve, and the charming fishing village of Marzamemi. The city of Catania, with its impressive architecture and vibrant nightlife, is also just a short drive away.