Syracuse Tourism

‘The World Heritage Site’ a name given by UNESCO to this Italian city, Syracuse. A city that screams ancient Greek history from every inch of it. Gigantic remains from the past and larger than life lifestyle is not the only things that you will see. There are enormous theatres and amphitheatres showing the city inclination towards the theatrical bliss, they even celebrate theatre for three long months, any theatre lover out there? The outdoor markets selling pottery work and much more and eating and drinking places serving the most scrumptious pizzas and beers will take your vacation stories to a next level.

Syracusestick to their traditions and culture and still celebrate it in the most beauteous way like the celebration of the patron saint, St. Lucy. Back in the history it was the capital of Sicily government and one of the most important port for trading.

Syracuse had been destroyed during the World War 2 but has been recovering since then and is one of the most alluring destinations for all the history lovers of the world. The ruins and remains of ancient history are something even a non-history lover would be interested in.

Essential travel information and Syracuse tips for your visit

  • Time Zone: Central European Time Zone, 3 and half hours behind Indian time.
  • Currency: Euros
  • Electricity and Internet: 220 V 50 Hz, Plug Type L. Internet is available in all the hotels and parts of the city.
  • Languages: Italian and English
  • Off-beaten path in Syracuse: Often the visitors miss Piazza San Rocco, located between Duomo and Fonte Aretusa. This place has the coolest bars and relaxing places, it is a kind of place that will definitely pull you back to Syracuse.
  • Tipping in Syracuse: Usually it is 1 to 3 Euros
  • Customs: People don’t dance at bars, the night spots in Syracuse are primarily for hanging out, drinking and getting some delicious food.
  • Security: Police: 113; Ambulance: 118; Military Police: 112; Traffic: 1518

The best tours and activities in the city, guided by experts to give you a local insight to the best of Syracuse

  • Know the pollution level of Syracuse before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 37.5 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 100 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 100 (Very High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 100 (Very High)
  • How safe is Syracuse for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Syracuse.

    • Burglary and Theft 33.33 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 37.5 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.67 (High)
    • Car Stealing 37.5 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 45.83 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 37.5 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Safety Index 54.41 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 96.89 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 71.55 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 60 (Very High)
    • Health Care Index 52.78 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 5.21 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Here's how much it will cost to shop in Syracuse

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.23 USD
    • International Movie per seat 8.51 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 39.72 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 90.8 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 88.36 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ‚Äčand subjected to change without notice.

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