Imagine a peninsula jutting out into the azure Mediterranean, white washed houses, Baroque palaces, the perfume of sea air intertwined with local delicacies being freshly cooked, this is Ortigia. Historically an important naval centre and today, a stylish, lively centre offering visitors impressive architecture, a great variety of shops, bars and trattorias – here, locals and visitors alike gather in piazzas and streets until the early hours, savouring the unique atmosphere of this fashionable resort. Its famed Greek amphitheatre hosts classical recitals throughout the summer months.
Further along the coast, the Plemmirio Marine Reserve beckons, where dolphins pass regularly, searching out their tit-bits close to the fishing nets. Just south of here, lies Fontane BIanche, one of Sicily’s finest sandy beaches, the South-Eastern corner is a baroque paradise, boasting a string of stunningly beautiful towns whilst the deep south is home to the famous Valley of the Temples.
On the outskirts of Siracusa, we have the charming Hotel Caiammari, situated in its very own manicured botanic garden. This boutique hotel is perfect for couples and families alike, ideal for combining some sight-seeing with some complete relaxation time by the swimming pool.
More central, we have the magnificent Ortea Palace Hotel, right in the heart of the city, moments from the impressive historical architecture and island of Ortigia.