With its incredible historical heritage and its fascinating old town, Syracuse is the Sicilian city of marvels!
Among Greek theatres, Roman ruins, Norman castles and Gothic and Byzantine churches, Syracuse is certainly one of the most interesting in Sicily.
It was considered one of the most populated cities in ancient times, while today is an important tourist destination. Thanks to its millenary history, Syracuse is today really rich in archaeological findings, but also in witnesses of the Baroque art.
What to see in Syracuse
The first thing that strikes you, as you arrive in Syracuse, is its unique composition: a city divided into a mainland and an island, Ortygia, to which it is connected by a bridge.
The island of Ortygia is nothing but the ancient historic centre of Syracuse, a suggestive place with high tuff cliffs and views over the sea, where the witnesses of the Greek and Roman civilizations, as the temple of Apollo and the Arethusa fountain live together with the Baroque buildings and the castle of Maniace.
The historical witnesses of Syracuse
We cannot miss to mention the Archaeological Park of the Neapolis, which encloses all the archaeological Greek-Roman beauties into a single tour.
The tour continues with a visit to the Basilica of San Nicolò dei Cordari, built in the XI century on a Roman pool; immediately later, you can admire the Roman Amphitheatre, dating back to the III century B.C., surely one of the biggest amphitheatres of the late Roman age.
Later, you can admire the Greek Theatre, built between 238 and 215 B.C. It has a particular characteristic: its panoramic point offers the view over the harbour and the island of Ortygia.
Lastly, you cannot miss a visit to the Ear of Dionysus and to the Shrine of Apollo Temenite.
But Syracuse is not only monumental and architectonical beauties, its coasts are, indeed, perhaps the most beautiful ones in the island!
What to see with a rental car in the province of Syracuse
Starting from Syracuse, you can go towards the South and visit the Maddalena peninsula and Ognina island. Here, the coast is mainly rocky; the fundal is particularly interesting and is the perfect destination for those who love snorkelling and diving.
Going ahead for some more kilometres to South in the direction of Noto, there is the beach of Gallina, into a protected natural reserve, and the beach of Fontane Bianche. These two tourist destinations are known and really appreciated, especially for their long sandy beaches and the clear and shallow sea.
Thanks to the rental car in Syracuse, booked on the website of Acarent.it, you can easily reach these destinations, ideal for a family vacation with children. The beaches are, indeed, perfectly equipped, also preserving their natural charm.
For a cultural and mundane trip, you can stop to visit the beautiful Catania, going ahead towards the North for a few minutes: it is a city with a historic charm and with a great gastronomic tradition. There is no better place to taste the delicious almond sweets and the local specialties.
Car Rental at Syracuse Airport with no credit card
Thanks to the service of Acarent.it, you can rent a car in Syracuse with no credit card.
We accept any method of payment (except check). You can pay by cash, with a prepaid card, Paypal, bancomat, Vpay, Maestro and debit card.
Anyway, the car rental with no credit card in Syracuse is easy and intuitive.