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Syracuse

Overview

The Corinthians were the first settlers on the intriguing island of Ortigia which forms the main part of this ancient city. Syracuse Cathedral has original Greek columns dating from the 5th century, the Temple of Athena within its massive walls and a handsome Baroque façade; it ranks as one of the most remarkable buildings in Sicily and is worthy of a journey in its own right. The archaeological remains of the ancient Greek amphitheatre and caves of Neapolis, just two miles away from Ortigia, are some of the best kept on the island. Fly to Catania, price includes hire car.

Hotels

Hotel

Algilà Charme Hotel
Superior

3 nights from £749

including Flights, Car hire

Syracuse, Italy
This characterful hotel, just 10 minutes’ walk from Ortigia’s wonderful cathedral, is renowned for its personal service. The 54 rooms are full of classic touches, decorated with antiques and local art; some enjoy a glimpse of the sea from a private balcony.

3 nights from £739

including Flights, Car hire

Syracuse, Italy
In a tranquil location, across the bay from Syracuse and the main island of Ortigia, Grand Hotel Minareto is 15 minutes’ drive from the centre which can also be reached using the hotel’s private boat (charges apply). 

Hotel

Grand Hotel Ortigia
Superior

3 nights from £698

including Flights, Car hire

Syracuse, Italy
Located on Ortigia island, this traditional hotel has been extensively renovated and has an outstanding position overlooking the harbour. The rooftop restaurant offers guests panoramic views over the historical city centre across the Ionian Sea.

Hotel

Ortea Palace
Deluxe

3 nights from £898

including Flights, Car hire

Syracuse, Italy
Sitting alongside the bridge that connects Ortigia island with the rest of Sicily, the grand Post Office built in 1920 has been converted into a contemporary luxury hotel opened in 2018 following a lengthy restoration.

Featured Tours

Cultural Tours & Music Holidays

Sicily - An Enigmatic Island

9 nights from £2,698

Agrigento, Italy
The largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily’s strategic importance has given it a violent, eventful and colourful history. Doric temples, Roman mosaics, elegant and powerful Norman architecture and a wealth of Baroque and Renaissance palaces and churches are a reminder of its great past.

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Our reservation consultants travel extensively to our holiday destinations throughout the year. They embark on regular visits to not only our most popular destinations such as Venice and Paris but also to our lesser visited cities and rural hideaways to ensure we have a comprehensive and detailed product knowledge.

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Taormina and the East Coast of Sicily

By Reuben Singer, 07 March 2018

The natural starting point of an exploration of Sicily is its most famous and historic resort, Taormina. The old town centre is on the hillside of Monte Tauro, offering spectacular views…

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