If you want to take in some of Italy's rich history
, there are few places better than Siracusa! The city is packed with so many museums, ruins, and historic sites that your biggest challenge will be seeing them all in one vacation. Fortunately, our Siracusa vacation rentals are the best way to experience it all!
Where is Siracusa?
Siracusa is tucked away on the southeastern coast of Sicily
, with glorious views of the Ionian Sea. Most of the city's attractions are historic, but there's also plenty of natural beauty nearby. The Orecchio di Dionisio, or Ear of Dionysus, is a breathtaking limestone tunnel in the western side of the city. More exploration awaits in the Oriented Nature Reserve Cavagrande, 25 miles away, where streams, waterfalls, and Mediterranean foliage will make you forget you're only a quick drive from your Siracusa vacation rental!
Things to Do in Siracusa
Thanks to centuries of settlement by the Romans
and Greeks, Siracusa is full of incredible history. The premier historic site is the Archaeological Park Neapolis at the city's center. The Roman Amphitheater ruins, Teatro Greco's dramatic performances, and the Altar of Hiero II are all worth a visit.
The Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi features Greek and Roman artifacts like biblical etchings in white marble. More hands-on exhibits lie in the Leonardo da Vinci Museum, which explains how the artist expanded on the discoveries of Siracusa's famous Archimedes. From Sicilian cuisine at Locanda Maniace to towering cathedrals, Siracusa is full of amazing experiences.
Those searching for old-world atmosphere, intricate exhibits, and the occasional trip to the countryside will find it here, and our Siracusa vacation rentals provide the perfect home base for taking in a rich history. Browse our selection today!