The part of the city on land was utilised by the ancient
Greeks who first founded this colony in around 730BC and to
the north of the centre is what is referred to as the archaeological
area, including the famous Greek amphitheatre where tragedies
are still performed today in the open air and in original
The stunning architecture and narrow lanes that characterise
the island of Ortigia will transport you back in time and
leave an indelible memory in your heart. The clear blue sea
and local beaches offer the perfect counterpart to this city
so rich in heritage too – allowing guests to Siracusa
the perfect combination of relaxation and culture.
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To organise a transfer from Siracusa Station or Catania Fontanarossa
Airport (40km away) go to the Des
Etrangers & Spa Hotel Siracusa Booking Office.
Otherwise, a taxi directly from the station shouldn’t
cost more than about €10. If you haven’t much to
carry, it’s a leisurely 10 minute stroll using the map
above to guide you.