Syracuse has developed on an ancient Greek settlement and as compared to other contemporary Italian cities it manifests a palpable continuity of the ancient Greek history. Ortegia is an island in the older part of the island, which is very popular with the tourists and is known for the freshwater Spring of Arethusa. Take time to explore the 6th century temple of Apollo, which is the oldest peripteral Doric temple in the country. Syracuse hotels are available in many different options, from cheap stay to luxury Syracuse hotels.
Syracuse is set in an attractive background with a quaint harbour surrounded by Ortygia island and the Maddalena Peninsula and is linked to the mainland. It is a vibrant city with art, archaeological significance as well as industrial activities. Tourism plays an important role in the economy of the city. Syracuse hotels are located amongst the stunning panorama of sparkling white buildings and Baroque and Medieval architecture. Syracuse crafts include ceramic artefacts, leather and wooden articles and papyrus products. Syracuse hotels can be booked online very conveniently.