(7 kilometres from the resort) The ideal destination for those seeking history, culture and gastronomic traditions. A city with a glorious past as it was the most important of the polis of ancient Magna Grecia.You can still find traces of the various eras on the streets of Ortigia, which is the soul of Siracusa, which delights visitors with its extraordinary variety of styles: Greek temples, Chirstian churches, Baroque palaces and Arab and Jewish alleyways. The island is also the hub of the city’s hectiv nightlife. It also has the unique Neapolis Archaeological Park where every year in May and June thousands of tourists from all over the world flock to the classical productions. In the environs of the city there are also many important nature areas like the Plemmirio Protected Marine Area and the Fiume Ciane and Salt Flats Nature Reserve.
(32 kilometres from Siracusa) European capital of Baroque and UNESCO world heritage site, Noto is set like a sparkling gem on a plateau overlooking the Asinaro Valley which is covered with orange and lemon groves and almond orchards. It owes its extraordinary beauty to its palaces which were reconstructed after the devastating earthquake of 1693 which laid waste to the entire area of South-east Sicily. Every year in May the city celebrates with the Infiorata, a flower festival during which entire streets are transformed into carpets of brightly-coloured flower petals which are true works of art.
(52.7 kilometres from Siracusa) This city has the elegant air of a lady from another era, a haughty elegantly-attired lady. It is also a gastronomic paradise with the famous and inimitable Modica chocolate which is still made according to the antique Maya traditions which magically made their way to Sicily. And then there are the famous 'impanate' with ricotta cheese, delicious local biscuits made with honey and almonds, the hard nougat, the Martorana marzipan fruits and many other mouth-watering specialties.
(60 kilometres from Siracusa) A Baroque city with an amazing artistic heritage which blends splendidly with its position under Mount Etna and on the crystal-clear waters of the Ionian coast. Catania is Sicily’s heartbeat thanks to its culture but also for its exciting nightlife.
(111 kilometres from Siracusa) Known as the “Pearl of the Ionian Sea” for its extraordinary blend of architectonic elements and priceless nature, it is also famous for the beaches of Giardini Naxos and the enchanting Isola Bella Nature Reserve , a gem of uncontaminated nature set between the sea and the land