Back
You are here:

Syracuse (Sicily) holidays

Located in southeastern Sicily, Syracuse was first settled by colonists from Corinth in 734 BC. Considered by Cicero to be the ancient world’s most beautiful city, it equalled Athens in power and prestige. Today, Ortygia the centre of the old city has retained many fascinating sights and monuments from its former reign, including the cathedral; once a Greek temple, converted into a church when the island was evangelised by St Paul. Other highlights include the 2nd century-AD amphitheatre, once host to gladiatorial combats and horse races and the Archaeological museum.

Explore Syracuse (Sicily)

Click on your destination of interest

The latest from Compass - our online travel magazine

Where to go for your autumn adventure


28 Apr 21

Autumn travel is for colour, culture and smaller crowds – as these six destinations prove. When Britain’s summertime ebbs away to autumn,

Read more

Where to go for your spring adventure


27 Apr 21

Avoid seasonal extremes, enjoy sweet-scented blossoms and spend Easter somewhere new, when you travel in spring. As winter thaws and new life

Read more

Where to go for your winter adventure


19 Mar 21

Whether you wish to embrace the season or escape it, these destinations guarantee an unforgettable winter journey. Contemplating a winter holiday? Then

Read more

Where to go for your summer adventure


28 Jan 21

Whether you plan to travel this year or the next, these thrilling destinations promise a summer escape to remember. When you think

Read more

Begin your journey

Contact one of our expert sales consultant.

020 3797 4503

Request a brochure

Order your copy of the brochure to see the world come to life in print.