The paradise extolled by Virgil
Come with us and discover the Plemmirio, the place mentioned by the ancient Roman poet Virgil in his Aeneid, a promontory that plunges into the deep blue of the Ionian Sea and that has named the Marine Protected Area after. This Nature Reserve, established in 2005, south of the island of Ortigia, Siracusa‘s historic center, is one of the UNESCO sites in Sicily.
The sea of Plemmirio laps upon evocative shores like Cape Murro di Porco, Punta Mola, Rive Bianche, Batteria, Terrauzza, Fanusa or the Greek Latomie (anciet quarries.)
It ‘s a real paradise made of 2,500 hectares of salt water and beautiful emerald green seabeds, which have given back many amphorae, planking, shipwrecks and other archaeological finds, now preserved in the Museum “Paolo Orsi” in Syracuse.
Along 15 kilometers of coastline, the sea waters show a wide variety of colours, ranging from emerald green to turquoise blue, with a thousand shades.