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 Syracuse Free Walking Tou

Syracuse Free Walking Tour

Every Tuesday & Friday afternoon (summer months and Christmas period)

  • [May 14, 2021] - Trains Catania-Syracuse temporarily suspended


    May 14, 2021

    With the summer timetable, starting, from June 13th until July 31, 2021, the Catania-Syracuse railway line closes for modernization works. The connection will be guaranteed by bus service as specified when booking on Trenitalia's website. Beside the temporary bus service of Trenitalia many public busses of Interbus and AST are always running between Catania and Siracusa.

     Trains station of Syracuse



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  • Classical plays at the Greek theater in Syracuse

    The Greek tragedies in the ancient theatre of Syracuse are a tradition in town since 1914 and nowadays it's the most importan cultural event during the year.

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  • Euryalus castle

    Description || Contacts || Opening times || Tickets || Maps || Guided tours



    Euryalus castle in SyracuseThe Euryalus castle is located few miles from Syracuse, near the village Belvedere. It's one of the most important ancient fortresses of Greek age. It was built by the tyrant Dionysius together with the town walls to defend Syracuse and the Epipolis plateau. Inside the castle it's possible to see the ancient moats, the ruins of the towers for the catapults, the impressive tunnels built to move the hoplytes inside the castle. From the Euryalus castle it's also possible to enjoy a great panorama over Syracuse and it's bay and it is possible to visit the small museum with some archaeological finds.


    Adress: piazza Eurialo, 1 - Siracusa (Belvedere)

    Phone. +39 0 931 711773

    Website ||  E-mail

    Opening times

    (last update: July 2017)

    • At present this monument is closed to visitors.


    Adults: € 4

    Reduced: € 2 (EU citizen between 18 and 25 years)

    Free: under 18 years and every first Sunday of the month.


    Guided tours

    Guided visits are organized by Hermes Sicily's tour guides.


    Disclaimer: Although we do our best to publish always updated information the opening times and ticket prices are not official. We always suggest request updated information by phone or mail (see contact section of this page).

    Please report us every wrong information by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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  • Getting from Syracuse to Fontane Bianche beach by train

    Fontane Bianche's beach Fontane Bianche,  about 9 miles southern from Syracuse is among the favourite beaches in the area, from locals and tourists for the crystalline water and golden sand. It's also a summer base for many tourists in the summer thanks to the hotels, B&B and apartments which are located there. Due to the distance from the town a car or public transport is needed to arrive there. There are two bus lines which connect Syracuse and Fontane Bianche (nr. 21 and 22 from Ast). Unfortunately at present, the local busses' service quality is very poor: few busses, often late and crowded with people during the summer months.

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  • How to enjoy the feast of St. Lucy in Syracuse

    St. Lucy procession in SyracuseThe St. Lucy's procession in Syracuse is, togheter with Santa Rosalia in Palermo and Sant'Agata in Catania, one of the most important religious events in Sicily. It takes place every 13th December to celebrate the martyr of Syracuse. After lunch (about 3 pm), the silver statue of St. Lucy which is preserved in the cathedral all over the year, is taken out to Piazza Duomo. The square is crowded with people who want to see the procession. St. Lucy is the patron of Syracuse. The men of the brotherhood of the "green berets" carry the antique silver statue. After an initial firework, the procession moves to the Aretusa spring.Nearby the statue walk the archbishop, the major and the carabinieri in dress uniform. The silver reliquary with a bone of St. Lucy is also part of the procession and carried by women. After the Aretusa spring, the statue moves to Porta Marina and then to the Umbertino bridge to exit from Ortygia.

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  • Neapolis archaeological park

    Description || Contacts || Opening times || Tickets || Maps || Guided visits



    Greek theater in SyracuseThe Neapolis archaeological park in Syracuse is the most important archaeological area in town. Inside the park it's possible to visit some of the most famous mouments of Greek and Roman age: the Greek theater, the latomie stone quarries, the ear of Dionysius, the altar of Hieron II and the Roman amphitheater.


    Adress: via del teatro greco, 96100 Siracusa

    Phone: +39 0 931 4508220 || +39 0 931 66206  ||  +39 0 931 65068

    Website  ||  E-mail

    Opening times

    (last update: November 2016)

    From Monday to Saturday from 8.30 am to 3.30 pm (last entrance)

    Sunday and Holidays from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm (last entrance)

    Tickets price

    Full ticket: € 10

    Reduced: € 5 (EU citizen between 18 and 25 years)

    Free entrance: under 18 years

    Maps and brochures

    Guided visits

    Guided walking tours for groups and private visits are organized by Hermes Sicily Tour Guides.


    Disclaimer: Although we do our best to publish always updated information the opening times and ticket prices are not official. We always suggest request updated information by phone or mail (see contact section of this page).

    Please report us every wrong information by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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  • Parking in Syracuse

    Parking in Syracuse, SicilySyracuse, is only the fourth sicilian town in size in spite of there is often heavy traffic and it's difficult to find a parking place during the rush hours. This article contains some useful suggestions for tourists about parking in Syracuse to visit the main monuments of the Syracuse.

    The old town center, Ortygia, is an absolute "must" for those visiting Syracuse. Ortygia is a small quarter located on a little island which is linked with the mainland with three bridges. On the little island, full of charme, are some of the most importan monuments of Syracuse: the cathedral, the Apollo temple, the Aretusa fountain and the Maniace castle. Moving through Ortygia with a car is a bit difficult because of the little roads and the many one way traffic signs. Before entering into the island there are the  ZTL (limited traffic zone) stop lights.

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  • Syracuse and surroundings guided tours

    During the summer months and Christmas period, Hermes Sicily Guides organizes shared group walking tours to discover Syracuse and surroundings.

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  • Syracuse archaeological park map

    Map of the Neapolis archaeological park in Syracuse. The map, realized by the antiquity office, is in pdf format and it's possible to download it for free.

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  • Visiting Jewish Syracuse: la Giudecca

    Hightlights of the Giudecca, the ancient Jewish district of Syracuse

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  • Visiting Syracuse: archaeology, baroque and nature

    Syracuse with it's ancient monuments and the great location on the seaside is a wonderful place to visit

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  • Visiting Syracuse's monuments moving by bus

    Bus navetta Siracusa d'amareMany tourists arrive in Syracuse without a car and want to visit the town or go to the beaches by public transport. It's possible to move in Syracuse using the local busses but consider that the organization of the public transport is inadequate and it can often happen that busses are late or runs are canceled. So it's important to verify the timetable on place directly with the bus company.

    Two bus companies are active in Syracuse: the small shuttle busses "Siracusa d' amare", very useful for tourists and the local bus company AST which covers the whole town and the outer districts of Belvedere, Cassibile and Fontane Bianche.

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domenica al museo

Free entrance every first Sunday of the month at regional sites

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