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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.

Park
“For anyone holidaying in the southeast of Sicily, one place that really shouldn’t be missed, is the Vendicari Nature Reserve. There are many reasons for this assertion, none more convincing than the fact that its beautiful selection of beaches are amongst the least frequented in Sicily……at least by humans. Situated on the southern-most part of Sicily’s east coast, Vendicari is a mixture of lagoons (pantano), sand dunes, rocky coastlines, and sandy beaches. It was instituted in 1984 and is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. The high salinity of the ground provides an ideal habitat for Mediterranean maquis, herbs such as thyme and rosemary and other prickly customers such as juniper bushes.”
  • 199 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“A beautiful place, savage, pristine nature! It's better to go there in spring or in autumn, the walk is a little bit hard when it's hot weather.”
  • 122 locals recommend
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". ”
  • 124 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”
  • 82 locals recommend
Park
“In the nature reserve of Vendicari Noto (Sr), we find the pristine beach of Cala Flies. It 'a little gem brightly colored and very clear water. Suitable for a trip out of town to get.”
  • 50 locals recommend
History Museum
“Check the interesting history and amazing finds of this beautiful place, some of the objects shown to the public are in great condition.”
  • 54 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 ”
  • 48 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“The largest necropolis in Europe and one of the wildest areas of South Sicily, the perfect place to go hiking and discover the ancient traces of the original sicilian population.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“the most ancient temple in Siracusa in the square that once was the greek "agorà"”
  • 31 locals recommend
Church
“Not many travellers visit these Roman Catacombs: they are maybe the most extended and important out of Rome”
  • 26 locals recommend
Church
“Una chiesa costruita all'interno di un Tempio Greco in una piazza meravigliosa ...che dire è l'essenza di Siracusa , ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Castle
“the castle from Federica of Swabia II, nice view and amazing live concerts during the summer. ”
  • 43 locals recommend
Deli / Bodega
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“In the street market. Best cheeses in town. Try the "ricotta al forno" (their specialty) and their incredible paninis for which people queue all year long ! ”
  • 42 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. ”
  • 24 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.”
  • 15 locals recommend