Come and explore the island of Ortigia and Syracuse and see why it was the undisputed capital of Sicily for over a thousand years, with its commerce, art, culture and strategic location. Wander the old narrow streets and walk in the footprints of Archimedes. This small island is packed with wonderful hotels, restaurants, stores and museums.
Built more than 2500 years ago, the Greek Theatre is one of the largest ever built, seating 15,000 spectators. This amazing structure is today used for the annual Greek Theatre Festival which runs from May through June. Be sure to check the schedule on our Events page. It is an amazing experience to walk over the stone steps and imagine some of the millions of people who had been there through the ages.
The most famous site in Siracusa is the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. Open daily, you can stroll among the ruins and follow along the paths of famous rulers, scientists, actors and others. Be sure to pick up a guide book when you purchase your tickets. Truly a wonderful and educational site that should definitely not be missed.