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Ranked #1 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Religious Sites; Islands
Owner description: This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it and constructed the earliest structures, including... more » Owner description: This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it and constructed the earliest structures, including the temples of Athena and Apollo, whose remains can still be seen today. « less
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Ranked #2 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #3 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Ancient Ruins; Religious Sites; Landmarks

Syracuse thanks to its significant locations has architectural fragments of such an intelligence and wisdom representing an art history that goes from the Greeks to the Normans... more »

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Ranked #4 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #5 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
Owner description: Syracuse Quad, organizes excursions within nature reserves and protected areas of Syracuse, as the Source cyan, Plemmirio and... more » Owner description: Syracuse Quad, organizes excursions within nature reserves and protected areas of Syracuse, as the Source cyan, Plemmirio and other places unreachable except by these fantastic and exciting 4-wheel vehicles.For the more adventurous and nature lovers organize, too, night hikes under the starry mantle. « less
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Ranked #6 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
Owner description: Descend into this maze of eerie tunnels niched with early Christian tombs hidden beneath the roofless, flower-filled ruins of... more » Owner description: Descend into this maze of eerie tunnels niched with early Christian tombs hidden beneath the roofless, flower-filled ruins of a Norman church. « less
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Ranked #7 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: National Parks; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #8 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Caverns/ Caves; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #9 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Ancient Ruins; Caverns/ Caves

The existence of a theatre in Syracuse is first mentioned in the late fifth century BC. At this time the theatre had not yet the canonical form of a semicircle, but was instead... more »

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Ranked #11 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: This is the most extensive archaeological museum in Sicily, with its wide collection of fossils and figures of Ancient... more » Owner description: This is the most extensive archaeological museum in Sicily, with its wide collection of fossils and figures of Ancient Siracusa including the famous statue "Venus Anadiomene," in which Venus rises from the sea. « less
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Ranked #12 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Nature and Parks
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Ranked #13 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
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Ranked #14 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Museums
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Ranked #16 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
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Ranked #17 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #18 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Farms; Landmarks
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Ranked #19 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #22 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
Owner description: Legend has it that a nymph named Aretusa, who was one of the Nereids of Greece, fled to Sicily after the river-god Alpheus... more » Owner description: Legend has it that a nymph named Aretusa, who was one of the Nereids of Greece, fled to Sicily after the river-god Alpheus fell in love with her, but was then changed into a fountain (the Fonte Aretusa) by Artemis. « less
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Ranked #23 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #25 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Ancient Ruins; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Ancient Ruins; Landmarks

Built by Greek colonists in the sixth century BC, it is probably the oldest Doric temple in Sicily. The structure included 6 columns on the short side and 17 on the long sides but... more »

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Ranked #27 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #28 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Art Museums; Museums
Owner description: Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's "St. Lucy" plus other important and inspiring works of... more » Owner description: Medieval palace housing a museum whose treasures include Caravaggio's "St. Lucy" plus other important and inspiring works of art. « less
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Ranked #30 of 60 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Castles; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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