Sicily Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Sicily - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Castello Maniace

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The southern tip of Ortygia island is occupied by this castle built by Frederick II (1194–1250), until recently an army barracks, from...

Catacomba di San Giovanni

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Not far from the Archaeological Park, off Viale Teocrito, the catacombs below the church of San Giovanni are one of the earliest-known...

Duomo

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Siracusa's Duomo is an archive of island history: the bottommost excavations have unearthed remnants of Sicily's distant past, when the...

Fonte Aretusa

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A freshwater spring, the Fountain of Arethusa, sits next to the sea, studded with Egyptian papyrus that's reportedly natural. This anomaly...

Museo Archeologico

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The impressive collection of Siracusa's splendid archaeological museum is organized by region around a central atrium and ranges from...

Museo Bellomo

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Siracusa's principal museum of art is inside a lovely Catalan Gothic palazzo with mullioned windows and an elegant exterior staircase.

Museo del Papiro

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Housed in the 16th-century ex-convent of Sant'Agostino, the small but intriguing Papyrus Museum uses informative exhibits and videos...

Parco Archeologico

  • Archaeological Site/Ruins

Siracusa is most famous for its dramatic set of Greek and Roman ruins. Though the various ruins can be visited separately, see them all,...

Piazza Archimede

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

The center of this piazza has a Baroque fountain, the Fontana di Diana, festooned with fainting sea nymphs and dancing jets of water.

Piazza del Duomo

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In the heart of Ortygia, this ranks as one of Italy's most beautiful piazzas. Its elongated space is lined with Sicilian Baroque treasures...

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