An artistic magnificence from a glorious history
Siracusa is a stunning town on the south-east corner of the island. It can be split into two different areas: Ortigia island, which is linked to the mainland by a short footbridge, and Siracusa main town. It was the most important Greek city for a long period and you can enjoy is ancient past while visiting its archaeological area which loads of monuments, including temples, a theatre, an amphitheater and a necropolis. Ortigia, also known as Città Vecchia (Old City), is a pleasant place for strolling, and much of the island's charm lies in wandering down narrow medieval lanes.