Destination guide

Head to the historical city of Syracuse

Come and experience Syracuse and its history, culture and monuments. This walkable city is known for its cafes, seaside and archaeology. For a bit of culture, visit Temple of Apollo, Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi or Archaeological Park of Neapolis. A holiday rental can help make your stay complete—many rentals come with a full kitchen and laundry facilities.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Syracuse

Are you looking for attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and check out everything that Syracuse has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Archaeological Park of Neapolis (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Hypogeum of Cathedral Square (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Technopark Archimedes (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Aretusa Park (4.6 mi / 7.4 km)
  • Parcallario Adventure Park (25.6 mi / 41.3 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Syracuse

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to appreciate the scenery, Syracuse is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Ortygia (0.2 mi / 0.4 km)
  • Ear of Dionysius (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Rope-makers' Cave (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Latomia del Paradiso (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Ciane River and Saline Nature Reserve (1.5 mi / 2.5 km)
  • Terrauzza Beach (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Syracuse

The nearest airport is in Catania (CTA-Fontanarossa), located 30.7 mi (49.5 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Comiso (CIY-Vincenzo Magliocco), which is 38.1 mi (61.3 km) away.

If you're travelling by train, make your way to Syracuse Station or Targia Station to see more of the city.

Where to stay near Syracuse?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,652 holiday rentals near Syracuse. From 708 Villas to 780 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Syracuse for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Syracuse?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Syracuse:

  • Ortigia: 697 holiday homes
  • Tiche: 65 holiday homes
  • Grottasanta: 156 holiday homes
  • Epipoli: 44 holiday homes
  • Acradina: 190 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Syracuse?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Syracuse. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • SIRACUSA (Station): 2,784 holiday rentals
  • Church of San Giuseppe: 2,729 holiday rentals
  • Fonte Aretusa: 2,747 holiday rentals
  • Church of Borgo Vecchio: 3,047 holiday rentals
  • Papyrus Museum: 2,778 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Syracuse listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Syracuse?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 708 Villas in Syracuse. Our other popular types of Syracuse holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 780 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 966 holiday houses
  • Bungalows: 11 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Syracuse?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 479 holiday homes with pool available in Syracuse. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.