WHAT TO SEE IN SYRACUSE?
Start your tour from the Greek Theater and the Archaeological Park of Neapolis.
Now visit the Roman Amphitheater and the Catacombs of San Giovanni with the Crypt of San Marciano. Nearby is the Paolo Orsi Archaeological Museum.
Reach the Island of Ortigia to see the Temple of Apollo and the city’s Cathedral.
Now continue towards the Diana Fountain and enter the Church of Santa Lucia alla Badia. Finally, pass by the Fonte Aretusa to get to the Maniace Castle.
In the vicinity of the city you may find some perfect destinations for a day trip. Examples are the Ciane River and Saline Nature Reserve e and the beaches of Fontane Bianche and Calamosche, not to mention the town of Noto and the seaside village of Marzamemi.
Good food is never missing in Ragusa. Discover the local flavours by starting with a good appetizer, such as caponata.
You may then find a great variety of first courses, especially the ones based on fish. Choose among pasta with sardines or pasta with breadcrumbs and anchovies, fish ravioli, cavatelli with tuna bottarga, lolli with broad beans (a type of homemade pasta) and soup with scorpionfish and red mullet.
Among the main courses are more seafood specialties such as swordfish, tuna alla ghiotta and cernia alla matalotta (grouper stew in wine). There are also meat specialties such as stimpirata rabbit (flavored rabbit cooked in a pan) or meatballs.
For dessert, take one of the typical almond-based sweets such as martorana fruit or biscuits, or try the more traditional cuccìa (cooked wheat seasoned with sweet ricotta and small pieces of chocolate). And then, do not forget that you are in Sicily, here cassate, cannoli, ice cream and granita are a must!