Honeymoon Sicily | Siracusa
Siracusa has emanated prestige for almost three thousand years.
Ancient Greeks developed the city so that its status was unrivalled within their Empire.
This extravagant transformation rendered Siracusa a coveted centre and Mediterranean treasure
A majestic city, its importance and grandeur continued through the Roman Empire, Mediaeval and
periods. Siracusa’s vast array of superb archaeological structures provide a spectacular
visible legacy, spanning almost thirty centuries and thus render it a location which has become
associated with inherent romantic charm.
Siracusa nestles between the rugged foothills of the Iblei Mountains and the
coastline to complete its rich sensuality and true perfection. Caressed by shimmering Mediterranean
sunlight, Siracusa is totally exquisite
Intriguing secret worlds unfold amongst streets and alleyways so that Siracusa exudes enchantment. The
Ancient legends of gods and goddesses, temples and amphitheatres, catacombs and
mediaeval castles together with the indulgences of Baroque Europeans have become the insignia of this spectacular city.
Incorporating Ortegia- a delightful island linked by the Ponte Nuovo Bridge
leading to a reputable retail sector with excellent shopping. Additionally there is a fine restaurant and café culture
for enjoying creative Sicilian cuisine, especially the local sea-food and local wines which are of unmitigated excellence,
The island of Ortigia is slightly larger than a square kilometer,
however concentrated within it is an extraordinary density of monuments of historic and artistic
importance. A less-than-superficial visit of Syracuse requires at least three days, one
of which must be dedicated solely to Ortigia, while another can be reserved
for the archeological treasures of the mainland.
Some of this time can be dedicated to simply strolling through the streets lined
with baroque buildings that compete for attention by exhibiting extraordinary balconies,
one different from the next and one more whimsical and bizarre than the others.The recommended route is Via
Vittorio Veneto, lined with Baroque buildings,
mostly restored, and even some surviving gothic and renaissance buildings
After a bit, the street crosses the “Strada Nobile” (“Noble Street”) of Syracuse,
lined with even bigger and more grand baroque buildings.
Heading to the right one reaches Piazza Archimede, and along a street that passes in
front of Santa Maria della Concezione, one arrives at last at the extraordinary Piazza del Duomo,
from which it is possible to proceed from the city center in any direction. A recommended detour
is the ancient Jewish quarter, the Giudecca.
A different itinerary is possible along its edges,indulging in a relaxing stroll along the
seaside, which is filled with interesting tourist attractions and ancient historic monuments.