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A holiday rental home in Syracuse, Italy is a lovely choice for your next breakaway to Sicily

There are many reasons to choose Syracuse for your next breakaway. Some of these reasons are the fabulous food, interesting attractions and fun activities. The historic buildings are fascinating to anyone who enjoys history or architecture, and the people are friendly and welcoming. A holiday rental home in Syracuse will put you close to all the best this area has to offer, and you are sure to feel right at home.

Things to Do on Holiday to Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse is a fun place to visit, especially for those who enjoy exploring new places and learning about history. There are many ways to tour this area including Segway tours, walking tours and even quad excursions, which allow you to explore the countryside. Hiking, cycling and boating are all quite popular activities in and near Syracuse. Of course, the food in Syracuse is fabulous. Be sure to try as many dining spots as possible so that you can get a well-rounded view of the local cuisine. Save some room for a dessert of creamy gelato or a sinfully rich pastry.

Places to Visit on Holiday to Syracuse, Italy

Whilst on holiday to Syracuse you will have the chance to visit castles, museums and other interesting attractions. Some of the historic buildings located nearby include the Syracuse Cathedral, the Castello Maniace and the Castello Eurialo. The Catacombs of St. John are some of the earliest Christian tombs. Ruins of the Greek theatre and Roman Amphitheatre are also worth seeing. Several museums, such as the Papyrus Museum and the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum are located nearby. The Archaeological Museum is home to locally discovered fossils and thousands of other artefacts. Explore the caves of the Ear of Dionysius or spend a day browsing the small shops and eateries.

Weather in Syracuse, Italy

There is some variation in the temperatures in Syracuse based on the season, but the weather is typically warm and pleasant. During the winter the average lows are between 5° and 12° C and average highs are 16° to 20° C. During the spring the average lows are 8° to 11° C and the highs are 20° to 24° C. During the summer the average lows are 16° to 19° C and the average highs are 28° to 32° C. There is some rain each month. The least occurs during the summer months with only 5 to 10 mm each month. The most precipitation occurs in the winter with up to 107 mm per month.

Travel to Syracuse, Italy

The closest airport to Syracuse is Cantania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA), which is 49 km away. Another option is Lamezia Terme Airport (SUF), which is located 221 km from Syracuse.

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                                                                                                      Beautiful island idyll. Great shopping, restaurants and swimming from rocks.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      The apartment is fantastically situated only minutes away from the sea where we swam from the rocks every day. It is very comfortable with everything you could need. The little patio for drying clothes was very convenient. Fabio (Roberta's brother) met us and very kindly sorted out the complicated parking for us. The island itself is very picturesque with lots of lovely shops, bars and restaurants. The market is good for food and we had the best sandwiches in the world at the famous sandwich man's stall - although be prepared to queue (the time goes quickly as it's like performance art!). We went during the Ortigia Film Festival which was an added bonus. Open air free films, several in English or with sub- titles. The archeology museum in Syracuse is also well worth a visit - there's tons to see. Also the Greek theatre etc. We took a day trip to Noto, which is quite small but did have the best ice cream in the world. And swam at one of the many beautiful golden beaches on the way home. We also had an excellent, reasonably priced boat trip to see the caves and swim from a the boat. All all I can thoroughly recommend Ortigia as a base and Roberta's lovely flat. We wouldn't have bothered with a car though as parking is difficult and we just walked everywhere anyway. We would definitely go back - already missing the sunbathing on the 'solarium'.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 02, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

                                                                                                      Central, clean & pretty quiet. Only issue was parking.

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                                                                                                      2 weeks in Ortigia late July 2017. Floriana's apartment is very central & convenient for the local shops, bars & restaurants of Ortigia and is clean & today with everything we needed. There is a small supermarket just around the corner which has most things needed on a daily basis. Despite the 'no traffic' rules in the town, there did appear to be traffic (the usual scooters) at all hours, though the apartment is pretty quiet, especially the rear, twin room. The Air-con works well (we had 40deg days!) and the 3 little balconies are secure for toddlers. Ortigia is lovely, but for a family with small children, a two-week stay was perhaps, not ideal, as there is only one pebbly 'beach' on one side of the island - good for sheltered snorkelling but little shade until mid-afternoon - and a tiny patch of sand & stones on the other side - shady in early morning only. The main drawback we found was parking... it is a real problem on Ortigia and I was lucky to only get one fine. There is a car park, but was often full & at 10€/day, would have been v expensive over our whole stay. There are some lovely places to explore nearby, but the thought of moving the car deterred me from making the most of these. Ortigia really needs a 'Park&Ride' type scheme... but this is Sicily and that would be unlikely and the police would not issue temporary Resident's Permits even for a two-week stay. I would love to return, but only when the children are older.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Aug 01, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jul 2017