Facts and Data

Webpages:
Official Unesco Page
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Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2005
Size of heritage: 898 ha
- Buffer zone: 5,519 ha

Coordinates:
Longitude: 15,293°
Latitude: 37,059°

About

The site consists of two separate elements, containing outstanding vestiges dating back to Greek and Roman times: The Necropolis of Pantalica contains over 5,000 tombs cut into the rock near open stone quarries, most of them dating from the 13th to 7th centuries BC. Vestiges of the Byzantine era also remain in the area, notably the foundations of the Anaktoron (Prince’s Palace). The other part of the property, Ancient Syracuse, includes the nucleus of the city’s foundation as Ortygia by Greeks from Corinth in the 8th century BC. The site of the city, which Cicero described as ‘the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of all’, retains vestiges such as the Temple of Athena (5th century BC, later transformed to serve as a cathedral), a Greek theatre, a Roman amphitheatre, a fort and more. Many remains bear witness to the troubled history of Sicily, from the Byzantines to the Bourbons, interspersed with the Arabo-Muslims, the Normans, Frederick II of the Hohenstaufen dynasty (1197–1250), the Aragons and the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. Historic Syracuse offers a unique testimony to the development of Mediterranean civilization over three millennia.


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Hotels and places to stay

Antico Hotel Roma 1880

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
Via Roma 66
96100 Siracusa
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


ANTICO HOTEL ROMA 1880

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
VIA ROMA 66
96100 SIRACUSA
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Royal Maniace Hotel

Address
Distance: 0,2 mi
Lungomare di Ortigia 13
96100 Siracusa
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 14:30
Reception
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00


Casa d`Alleri

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
Via Roma 44
96100 Siracusa
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:30 - Checkin: 07:30
Reception
Weekday: 8:30 - 20:30 (lunchbreak: 13:00 - 15:30)
Weekend: closed


Itaca

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
Piazza Archimede 2
96100 Siracusa
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 11:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Sleep in Sicily B&B

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
Via Delle Vergini 20
Syracuse
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:30 - Checkin: 13:30
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Olimpo Residence

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
Via del Crocifisso 12-14
96100 Syracuse
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 15:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


A Due Passi dal Duomo B&B

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
via delle Vergini 20
96100 Syracuse
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 10:00 - Checkin: 14:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Il Labirinto

Address
Distance: 0,1 mi
Via Labirinto 19
96100 Syracuse
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 15:30
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


Palazzo del Sale

Address
Distance: 0,2 mi
Via Santa Teresa 25
96100 Siracusa
Italy

Time Information

Checkout: 11:00 - Checkin: 16:00
Reception
Weekday: -
Weekend: closed


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Length: 29:06 min
Rating: 5 of 5
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Published: July 21, 2007
Length: 27:55 min
Rating: 5 of 5
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With balcony on the sea, in Ortigia, a B&B dwelling for you, in a beautiful and historical 18th century palace, just a few steps from Piazza Duomo.

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