Syracuse was the largest metropolis of the ancient world, nowadays UNESCO World Heritage . It defeated the mighty Athens in 413 and was home to many a great Greek, including the inimitable Archimedes. At the height of its economic, political and military powers, the city had a population of 300,000 and, according to Cicero, was “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”.
For those travelling to Sicily today, Syracuse is not to be missed.
The city stands with one foot in the sea and one on land.
On the mainland is the fascinating archelogical site, complete with a large Greek theatre (still used in its original function for an annual Greek theatre festival), and an impressive Roman Amphitheatre.
Within the city of Syracuse, the small isle of Ortigia is a treasure trove of architectural heritage: it’s difficult to get lost (it measures just 1km by 500 metres), but packed with over 2,500 years of history. Architectural styles vary widely, encompassing Greek and Roman remains, Mediaeval Norman buildings and a great deal of (relatively) understated Baroque.
The tiny island is home to a winding network of pretty streets, most of wich eventually converge on the lovely Piazza Duomo.
Here, flanked by delightful Baroque palazzi, is the Cathedral, built on and among the Doric columns of a Greek temple.
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Check-in open at 16.00 , we need some time to reset the apartment from previous guests. In Plemmirio Studio only for check-in after 21.00 we will charge 30 euros.
Check-out should be at 10.30 unless a special agreement
Please advice for any delay or about your expected arrival time at this number: +39 3383007953 (Francesco's number)
If you are arriving from Catania Fontanarossa airport please send an sms to Francesco's Number when you will leave the airport
If you arrive by car:
The Parking lots in Syracuse are regulated by colors lines painted on the street:
Upon request we offer also (in Ortigia near Piazza Duomo):