Siracusa was one of the most important cities of the ancient Greek world, and the most important in Greek and Roman Sicily. It was also one of the most beautiful. The archeological park is extensive, while the old city, Ortygia, with its charming, narrow streets (closed to most traffic), boasts some fascinating treasures.
The cathedral was the ancient Temple of Athena, whose columns and walls are still visible throughout the church. Carved into a limestone hypogeum, Europe’s oldest mikveh is a special piece of Judaic heritage not to be missed.
Among the cognoscenti, Siracusa has developed a reputation as a kind of “intellectual” alternative to tourist-filled Taormina.
Enjoy the architecture, the history, breathtaking views and monuments with the narration of an expert Local Guide walking through the inner city centre of the town and discovering many of its hidden gems that You wouldn’t reach alone!