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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Island
“15 minutes far from Villa le Girandole, Siracusa is one of the richest cities in terms of culture and history of the whole Sicily, and it has been for ages the crucial centre of the entire province. The city is famous for the Greek colonizations, which are clearly reflected on the cultural heritage, and can be admired on the anphitheathers and on the architecture, especially walking through the enchanted Ortigia. Since 2005, Siracusa with the Necropoli of Pantalica is inserted in the World Heritage Site of UNESCO, because "monuments and archeological sites located in Siracusa are the most amazing example of extraordinary architectual creation which huge various cultural aspects: Greek, Baroque and Romans". ”
  • 128 locals recommend
Museum
“An impressive old Greek amphitheater, and quarry including the ear of Dionysis. Well worth a visit.”
  • 99 locals recommend
Historic Site
“a magical, unmissable place revealing the greek and roman civilization of Syracuse”
  • 87 locals recommend
History Museum
“Established in the 18th century, since 1988 the museum is located in the headquarters of Villa Landolina and is dedicated to the great archaeologist Paolo Orsi, who carried out the main studies on the city. The Archaeological Museum "Paolo Orsi" collects the most important documentation of prehistory, the protohistory of Sicily and famous works of Greek and Roman art, ceramics, marbles, architectural decorations. The oldest finds range from the Paleolithic to the Bronze Age; notable objects that testify to The Egee, Anatolian and Mycenaean influences. Precious are the kits of the Greek-Sicule necropolis, the ceramic material, the dense reliefs, the archaic statues. Gemma of the Museum is the "Venus anadiomene", called Venus Landolina after her discoverer, a statue of Roman-Hellenistic invoice. The material also comes from excavations of the many Greek colonies of Sicily, from Megara Hyblea, to Eloro, Akrai, Kasmenai, Kamarina and from numerous Hellenized indigenous centers. Since 2010 it is also open to the public...”
  • 55 locals recommend
Church
“A superb, harmonious baroque square, the center of Ortigia, surrounded by magnificent palaces and where the Duomo rises on the ancient columns of the Temple of Athena ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Landmark
“the most ancient temple in Siracusa in the square that once was the greek "agorà"”
  • 29 locals recommend
Castle
“the castle from Federica of Swabia II, nice view and amazing live concerts during the summer. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Museum
“The gallery illustrates the development of figurative Syracuse and more generally in the south-eastern Sicily, with particular regard to paintings and decorative arts. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Church
“Not many travellers visit these Roman Catacombs: they are maybe the most extended and important out of Rome”
  • 26 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“A long que before touching the paradise :) with few euro you can taste a mix of flavours that will delight your palate. what we normally do? we buy one or two sandwiches (they are quite big) and move to the beach, with a fresh beer, and eat them there. they also prepare packages for travelling if you want to bring something with you (I tried with mozzarella ones but it wasn't the best option, better with others chees)”
  • 45 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Dionysius used the cave as a prison for political dissidents, and by means of the perfect acoustics eavesdropped on the plans and secrets of his captives.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Church
“Main Siracusa church, alghouth only once you arrive in the Duomo square (from Via Cavour) you will understand my suggestion really :) It is a unic case, in the Mediterranean area, of a greek temple ( V century b.C.) that, after 2500 year, it is still an active church.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Church
“monumentale santuario che vi lascerà a bocca aperta durante la visita all'interno dell'edifico. Assicuratevi di effettuare la visita quando il sole splende in cielo. I giochi di luce all'interno ti sorprenderanno!!”
  • 23 locals recommend
Garden
“Locals call this also "Fontana delle papere" because you can see a lot of ducks strolling there. Indeed it is a fountain with combined sweet and salty water...but before going there ask us for the lovely legend of Aretusa and you will appreciate this place even more.”
  • 33 locals recommend
Café
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“It's a mini market where is possible to taste and buy some different kind of superb and fresh Italian cheese. (Their 'Tagliere', truly represent the tastes of Sicily. (100m far)”
  • 27 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“Barcollo is a modern and stylish bar, located in a courtyard close to Piazza Duomo. The atmosphere is cool and the aperitivos are delicious. ”
  • 16 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Café
“It's a mini market where is possible to taste and buy some different kind of superb and fresh Italian cheese. (Their 'Tagliere', truly represent the tastes of Sicily. (100m far)”
  • 27 locals recommend
French Restaurant
“Great French Bistrot. Perfect to try something different if you had enough of Sicilian food :)”
  • 24 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Il locale è perfetto come ristorante durante i mesi estivi con vista mozzafiato sul mare ”
  • 29 locals recommend
Restaurant
“High quality and refined restaurant. If you're looking for an outstanding restaurant this is the only option I would recommend. take into account that also prices are aligned with its level. Table reservation suggested”
  • 28 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“one of the best restaurant in town, fresh fish and pasta, very good but quite small place so booking is recommended!”
  • 17 locals recommend
Bar
“ Here you can drink everything until late night and find local people. The style of club is amazing €€€€”
  • 12 locals recommend
General Entertainment
“My favourite restaurant, there is only vegan option but you won't miss meat or fish in your food. their chefs are brilliant and able to provide taste to apparently simple food. Lovely location and live music in specific occasions. Highly recommended! Suggested an advance reservation”
  • 22 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Nella nostra incantevole isola di Ortigia non potevo non segnalarvi questo posticino che con un menù fisso di € 35 vi fornisce un ottima degustazione di specialità marinare ”
  • 14 locals recommend

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