Syracuse-Today’s Sleep in Sicily highlight, the agency present where you want to travel and where to stay
February 28, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsSyracuse is situated on the eastern coast of Sicily and is one of Sicily’s main attractions due to its archaeological zone and historical testimony and also being a centre of industry and commerce hence reflecting the glorious past of power and prosperity. The oldest part of the Syracuse is on the Island of Ortigia, crossing the bridges linking the Island of Ortigia to the rest of the city, the visitor walks away from the historical centre towards the modern and vibrant part of the city. Syracuse boasts a stock of monuments having been the most important Greek metropolis as from the date of its foundation, 734 B.C. A must see are: the Greek Theatre built in the 5th century where to date during the months of May and June Ancient Greek Drama is held; the Ear of Dionysus, an artificial limestone cave which because of its shape has extremely good acoustics and finally, the third largest in Italy, Roman Amphitheatre, built in the 3rd Century BC for gladiators. Moreover the visitor can visit the monuments and enjoy the festivities linked to Santa Lucia, the patron saint of the city, who was martyred at Syracuse during the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian. For the traveller interested in military constructions, there is the Maniace Castle built in the first half of the 13th Century, named after the Byzantine general who in 1038 defended Ortigia from the Arabs; in the Piazza D’Armi exhibitions and cultural events are held.
No visit to Syracuse is complete without enjoying the comfortable tourist resort areas of Arenella and Fontane Bianche flanking the typical sandy beaches of the Ionian coast. Moreover, The broad waterfront of the Island of Ortigia, is an ideal place from which to appreciate the unique panoramic view of Porto Grande that witnessed great battles and from where a boat trip can be taken to the lovely small sandy beach of Punta del Pero.
The Bed and Breakfast Headquarters together with our affiliates and formula economy studio flats are centrally located in the historical centre. Other charming Bed and Breakfast Hotels are situated by Ortigia’s promenade form where one can enjoy the breathtaking sea view. It is important to add that parking is not a problem and that in less than an hour from Syracuse, the tourist can take trips to other nearby centres. It is a pity that most visitors are convinced to make day trips to Syracuse, hence being deprived of the high spirit and profound soul of Syracuse, which reflect the genius of the inventor Archimedes and past civilisations. So let’s not leave Syracuse only on the UNESCO world heritage list, but annotate it on your next tour to Sicily; just try it to believe and have a wonderful Sleep in Sicily time in this remarkable city by the sea!
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