Its thousand-year old history, the Neapolis, Ortygia, the papyrus of the Ciane, its charming and fascinating territories and coasts, Noto, Vendìcari, Marzamemi and down to Correnti Island, make it one of the top destination for those who visit Sicily.
1 – The Greek theatre
Impressive, solemn, intriguing, with stunning views
It keeps evidences of several historic periods, from the prehistoric ages to Late Antiquity and the Byzantine era. The Greek Theatre is one of the biggest in the world, entirely carved into the rock.
In ancient times it was used for plays and popular assemblies, today it is the place where the Greek tragedies live again through the Series of Classical Performances that take place every year thanks to the INDA, National Institute of Ancient Drama. At sunset, or maybe even with a full moon, here, on the stairs of the Greek theatre, we will enjoy a wonderful experience.
2 – Ear of Dionysius
The legendary Ear of Dionysius is the most famous cave in Siracusa.
It’s called this way for its ear shape and above all for its remarkable acoustic properties which amplify the sounds inside it. According to the legend, the tyrant Dionysus used it as a jail and he used to eavesdrop on the prisoners’ conversations. It’s an artificial cave located in an ancient stone quarry called Latomia del Paradiso, placed under the Greek Theatre of Siracusa.