Siracusa has apparently got some small beaches of its own. We found one near the 'piccolo porto' which is pretty small but really well kept, mostly privately managed. Then we took the road out south to Arenella which has a very nice sweeping beach with a small car park just behind. There were no facilities as it was the end of December but we've been lucky with the weather as we had bright sunshine and temperatures into the 20's celsius. As a consequence there were quite a few people out enjoying the winter sun. At the southern end of the beach it's possible to go for a walk through the coastal meadow; it's rocky foreshore gave the area a slightly more rugged feel, better than areas where the coastline is backed up by housing development which is the case at the other end of the beach. Further south is the resort of Fontane Bianche. The beach seemed lovely even though in winter and considering the number of hotels backing it , it must be a really popular place in high season! We enjoyed pur warm winter walks, the view was lovely and the beach was really beautiful.
Have at least two hours for this park. I spent four hours because the Ear of Dionysius surprised us with a wonderful acoustics and we wished to play with sounds more. The Roman amphitheatre is located closer to the entrance. I guess, to preserve it... continue
We were not disappointed by our regular visits to the market in Ortigia. You will not find any meat for sale but the fish is wonderful; very varied and undoubtedly fresh. Other stalls were selling fresh vegetables and fruit in season. There was one... continue
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