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Ranked #1 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Islands; Religious Sites
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 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #3 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Religious Sites; Ancient Ruins

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 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #5 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #6 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Cemeteries
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 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Ranked #8 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: History Museums; Specialty 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 #9 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Caverns/ Caves
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Ranked #10 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: National Parks
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Ranked #11 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
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Ranked #12 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #13 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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 #14 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Fountains
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Ranked #15 of 61 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 #16 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #17 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #18 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals
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Ranked #19 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Beaches
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Ranked #20 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Specialty Museums
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Ranked #21 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Owner description: The puppets Museum is the only place where you admire the exclusive collection of puppets made in Siracusa, the only one... more » Owner description: The puppets Museum is the only place where you admire the exclusive collection of puppets made in Siracusa, the only one nowadays intact. The Vaccaro- Mauceri rais the curtain , putting on the stage favolous work of "aretusei" puppets made papier-mache and wood. « less
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Ranked #22 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Parks
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Ranked #23 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Religious Sites
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Ranked #24 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Museums
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Ranked #25 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Fountains
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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Fontane bianche (Fontane Bianche)
Ranked #26 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
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Ranked #27 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #28 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Ancient Ruins

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 #29 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Castles; Historic Sites
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Ranked #30 of 61 attractions in Syracuse
Category: Castles
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