This short tour spotlights the key monuments of Ortigia, from ancient Greece to Modern times. The itinerary covers the ruins of Apollo’s temple, the oldest temple in the Western Mediterranean, the Fountain Arethusa, which faces the Great Harbour, and the Jewish quarter. This fascinating stroll ends at a local enoteca for a traditional aperitif, a chance to become acquainted with Sicilian wines!
A World Heritage Site, Syracuse is one of the island’s most popular destinations. This 2700 year old city stood among the most powerful and prosperous cities of Europe.
If the splendor of Syracuse as a Greek city could hardly be matched, the Roman, Byzantine, Gothic-Catalan, Norman and Renaissance treasures that are still available to us are good indicators of Syracuse’s prosperity and importance throughout most of its history.