- land of ancient history, beaches and stunning scenery
The province of Siracusa in south east Sicily features a stunning
shoreline stretching some 100km. Many large sandy beaches, interspersed
with rocky headlands can be found here, whileinland the terrain
consists of both mountains and fertile plains. The ancient city
of Siracusa built up around the Island of Ortygia when Greek colonists
built fortifications here around 485 BC. Today Siracusa is a fabulous
holiday destination, offering couples, groups and families luxurious
beach surrounding, as well as thousands of years of history to investigate,
all bathed in brilliant Sicilian sunshine.
Siracusa - family entertainment on tap in fascinating surroundings
Holiday accommodation around Siracusa is plentiful and varied, although
the more central hotels are extremely busy in the height of summer.
From this excellent Sicilian base you’re close to the sea,
have the world-famous Island of Ortygia on your doorstep to explore,
and are spoilt with a vast range of restaurants, open air cafes,
and a handful of nightclubs and discos that Siracusa has to offer.
The island is the heart of historic Siracusa, but Greek Syracuse,
as it was then called, covered a large area inland, and many of
the finest archaeological sights are found in the less built-up
areas around the archaeological park, or within the more modern
districts. Achradina, north across the port from Ortygia, was the
city’s old commercial centre, while Tyche to the north-east
was residential, and now holds the archaeological museum.
Siracusa - delicious food and cooling drinks
Sicily's home-grown produce makes for a rich and varied choice of
dishes - olives, oranges, cheeses like pecorino, and of course pasta.
Pasta with sardines (con le sarde) is a must, found around coastal
towns including Siracusa and nearby Catania. Seafood is major staple
of the diet, while cous-cous, eaten particularly in the west of
the island, is another example of Sicily's mixed food heritage.A
real Sicilian treat is the granita. This refreshing crush of ice
and fruit is served with both a spoon and a straw, and is a delicious
way to cool down in the summer‘s heat. Fresh Sicilian lemons
or oranges help make this something really special.
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