Located on the Ionian Coast of Sicily, Siracusa is the perfect romantic getaway, even for a short 3-day break. Encompassing panoramic views and luscious sandy beaches, gastronomic delights (namely delicious fresh seafood) and stunning architecture ranging from ancient to Baroque styles, this unique coastal city has something for everyone!
But did you know that it is first and foremost a UNESCO World Heritage site, and that it is full the brim with archaeological museums, castles, cathedrals and ancient ruins that tell the tale of the city’s rich Greek history? (Fun fact! In its day Siracusa was one of the largest and most important cities in the ancient world – even more so than Athens!).
With this in mind, we’ve rounded up some of the top things to see and do in Siracusa to learn about its fascinating past.