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  • 1. Duomo

    Ortygia | Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Siracusa's Duomo is an archive of more than 2,000 years of island history, and has creatively incorporated ruins through the many time periods...Read More

  • 2. Parco Archeologico della Neapolis

    Archaeological Zone | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Siracusa is most famous for its dramatic set of Greek and Roman ruins, which are considered to be some of the best archeological sites in all...Read More

  • 3. Piazza del Duomo

    Ortygia | Plaza/Square/Piazza

    In the heart of Ortygia, this sunkissed stone square filled with frolicking children and street musicians ranks as one of Italy's most beautiful...Read More

  • 4. Castello Maniace

    Ortygia | Castle/Palace/Chateau

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

  • 5. Catacomba di San Giovanni

    Tyche | 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 Christian...Read More

  • 6. Fonte Aretusa

    Ortygia | Fountain

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

  • 7. Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi

    Tyche | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 8. Museo del Papiro

    Ortygia | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 9. Museo Regionale di Palazzo Bellomo

    Ortygia | Museum/Gallery

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

  • 10. Piazza Archimede

    Ortygia | 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. Look for...Read More

  • 11. Tempio di Apollo

    Ortygia | Archaeological Site/Ruins

    Scattered through the piazza just across the bridge to Ortygia are the ruins of a temple dedicated to Apollo, a model of which is in the Museo...Read More

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