Thinking of holidays in Siracusa? Then grab a sunhat and guidebook, because this historic city has oodles of awesome sights.
Once a city that rivalled Rome and Athens for importance, today's Siracusa is heaven if you've come on holiday to immerse yourself in Sicily's past. Centred round a gorgeous, island-based 'Old City' called Ortigia, there's much to marvel at. First stop must be the glorious Piazza del Duomo, where sipping a frappé or wine in the sunshine is one of the undisputed joys of holidays in Siracusa. And away from sea-lapped Ortigia, other highlights come thick and fast, such as the city's Roman and Greek amphitheatres and spectacular museums.
What's more, we've got some fantastic holiday ideas. For luxury summer holidays, how about a Thomson A La Carte break at the Des Etrangers & Miramare Hotel? Alternatively, there's the Caiammari Hotel outside town or, for self-catering holidays in Siracusa, the Apartment del Levante – both fantastic for couples.
Once your sightseeing's done, Siracusa won't cramp your style in terms of holiday relaxation. You'll find sandy beaches close by, and there's always the pull of Sicily's fascinating interior. Whatever the day brings however, come back to Siracusa at sundown. In the fading light, the full beauty of the city reveals itself again: the perfect accompaniment to a lingering, al fresco dinner.
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Looking for holidays in Sicily? Our Sicily holiday destinations include Calatabiano, Castelmola, Cefalu, Collesano, Lascari, Letojanni, Palazzolo, Santa Venerina, Siracusa, Taormina and Taormina Mare.