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    • Reliable opening and closing times for sites in Ortygia and Siracusa

      Taormina Jan 28, 2017 at 10:57 AM

      I am trying to find reliable opening and closing times for tourist attractions nicely listed and described on this site for Ortygia and Siracusa for Easter weekend (04/14-04/18). Does any website have this info as I could not locate it anywhere?

      I am so sorry that this site will close.... I hope that the existing content will not be removed..

    • bus or train

      Sicilia Feb 19, 2017 at 10:29 AM

      will be in Sicily end of May into first week of June, no car. best way to see Caltagirone, Enna and Segesta? staying in Palermo, Siracusa and Catania. this is the third time I am requesting this info, but nobody has replied, is Rosata no longer contributing? So sorry site is closing, last trip in '15 members were very, very helpful!

    • Shopping hours

      by TerryMalta Online Now Nov 13, 2016 at 2:00 AM

      We will be in Siracusa next week and would like to do some clothes shopping. Can somebody please tell me what are the general opening hours for shops?

      1 Answer Nov 14, 2016 at 12:17 AM
    • Bus Timetable

      by josefomnia Online Now Sep 26, 2016 at 11:22 AM

      Where can I get a timetable in English for buses from Catania to Siracusa and back for Sunday 9th October 2016?

      2 Answers Sep 26, 2016 at 11:50 AM
    • From Siracusa Bus Station to Piazza Duomo

      by S-h-a Online Now Oct 4, 2015 at 3:25 AM


      I am intending to visit Siracusa from Catania with my mum who is not able to walk long distances. We thought the best means of transport from Catania to Siracusa is the Intercity Bus. My problem is that I think that the bus station in Siracusa is a bit too far from Piazza Duomo and its surroundings. will there be any taxis available near Siracusa bus station that can take us to the centro storico? If yes, do you think that they are very expensive?

      3 Answers Oct 4, 2015 at 8:29 AM
    • catania airport

      by faigele Online Now Sep 26, 2015 at 7:24 AM

      please verify posting of 05/15 re: bus service from siracusa to fontanarossa airport in catania: is there a bus to this airport every hour? also how long does this trip take, does it make several stops or is it a direct trip? thanks.

      4 Answers Nov 4, 2015 at 5:49 PM
    • fontanarossa airport

      by faigele Online Now Sep 26, 2015 at 7:03 AM

      please advise if info re: bus service from siracusa to fontanarossa airport in catania is correct per posting of 05/15:  bus hourly directly to airport?  and how long does the trip take?  thanks.

      3 Answers Sep 26, 2015 at 11:41 AM
    • Siracusa by day, Ortigia by night?

      by mirro99 Online Now Sep 22, 2015 at 5:28 PM

      We are planning to stay 5 nights in Siracusa, doing day trips to various towns. The idea is to stay on mainland Siracusa in order to be able to get on a road easier, to spend some time on a beach (maybe sun-bathing one or two mornings) and to have our dinners and see some night life on Ortigia. Question is - is it possible/doable to get from mainland to Ortigia and back every night? Does it make sense? Are we making our life easier or more limited staying on the mainland? Please advise!

      4 Answers Oct 4, 2015 at 8:51 AM
    • transportation from Ortigia hotel to Catania Airport

      by jfmay Online Now Jul 2, 2015 at 5:52 AM

      Can anyone help me with info on getting to Catania Airport the end of July, either by taxi or private driver? Recommendations/cost/reliability would be appreciated!

      2 Answers Jul 2, 2015 at 12:51 PM
    • flight from Catania to Syracusa

      by PatWatkinson Online Now Jun 28, 2015 at 10:37 AM

      can i fly from Catania to Syracusa ?

      5 Answers Jun 29, 2015 at 10:53 AM
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      Neighborhoods in Siracusa and Ortigia

      by MelC44 Online Now Apr 24, 2015 at 10:31 AM

      I'm looking for a self catered apartment in Siracusa or Ortigia for a week for my husband, 9 month old and myself, are there any areas we should avoid?
      We would like to be able to walk to restuarants, cafes and sites (we will not have a car, arriving via train/bus from cefalu).


      5 Answers Apr 25, 2015 at 7:08 AM
    • Where to rent a car with cash and no credit card?

      by LenicaS Online Now Sep 22, 2014 at 3:04 AM

      We will stay in Ortigia for a week and we are planning to rent a car. Usually on our Europe trips we rent cars from hotel we're staying and it can be done without using a credit card. Now, we are staying in private studio and there isn't an option of renting car, so could you advise me on such places where to rent a car. Also I am aware that Ortigia is mostly inaccessible for parking, what is the cheapest option to park there or nearby?


      13 Answers Sep 23, 2014 at 2:45 AM
    • Bus from Siracusa to Pozzallo on a sunday

      by piantedonna Online Now Jul 22, 2014 at 4:18 AM

      Are there any buses from Siracusa to Pozzallo on a sunday for a 2.30pm sailing to Valletta?

      2 Answers Jul 22, 2014 at 12:48 PM
    • ceramic store in ortigia

      by pennyanne Online Now Jun 27, 2014 at 4:11 PM

      name of Sicilian ceramic store in via cavour (not Kaleidos)

      1 Answer Jun 28, 2014 at 12:42 AM
    • Champions league final

      by SammyD2014 Online Now May 23, 2014 at 11:50 AM

      Is there anywhere in syracuse I could watch the champions league final tomorrow night?

      1 Answer May 24, 2014 at 12:14 PM
    • trains and buses between Siracusa and Ragusa

      by sekysnitram Online Now Apr 24, 2014 at 10:40 AM

      I shall be staying in Siracusa in May and wish to take a day trip to Ragusa. Can you advise departure and return times for each mode - also approximate cost per person for each? Thank you. M

      2 Answers Apr 24, 2014 at 12:03 PM
    • Nature walks

      by andyh1 Online Now Apr 3, 2014 at 4:02 AM

      Can any one recommend any walks or walk leaflets from Siracusa or day trips involving public transport for walks?
      Thank you

      14 Answers Apr 14, 2014 at 11:06 AM
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      tour of the Natural Reserve Cava Grande Del Cassibile

      by aussolo Online Now Apr 2, 2014 at 11:26 PM

      Does anyone have any information regarding a tour of this reserve. I do not drive whilst overseas and I have checked that it is too far to walk and the nearest town is Avola. any suggestions please?

      thank you

      13 Answers Apr 17, 2014 at 11:38 AM
    • Siracusa to Pozzallo

      by oldglobetrotter Online Now Mar 12, 2014 at 2:27 PM

      Is there a bus or train that will get you from Siracusa to Pozzallo by 8 in the morning for the ferry to Malta departing at approximately 9 in the morning? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!

      5 Answers Mar 14, 2014 at 12:33 PM
    • Buying tickets for the Greek theatre in Syracuse

      by dianay56 Online Now Feb 23, 2014 at 10:16 AM

      Can you advise on the best place to sit in order to hear and see the stage well? When we went to Verona, we saw an opera, only it was windy so we heard very little and were a long way from the stage.

      3 Answers Feb 24, 2014 at 4:39 AM
    • Day trips by coach

      by 1Carol8 Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 2:00 PM

      Do you know the names of companies offering day trips from Siracusa? Thanks!

      5 Answers Jan 23, 2014 at 3:36 PM
    • Where to stay

      by tonilavin Online Now Jan 22, 2014 at 7:50 AM

      Hello, we're flying into Catalonia airport for two weeks in September, its between Taormina and Syracuse at the moment where we are staying. I know where is best in Taormina but could somebody please advise on where is best to stay in Syracuse. We will be looking at self catering accommodation, so we don't need advice there just an area to base ourselves. We have two young children 2 and 3 so want to be walking distance from the night time entertainment. All we really need is a good choice of restaurants, i would like at least to be able to choose a different one each night.
      Thanks for any advice

      4 Answers Jan 22, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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      Barroco Train in Siracusa to Noto, Raguza and Modica

      by diana_renou Online Now Jun 5, 2013 at 6:14 AM

      Hi everybody!!! I would like to make a reservation in the barroco train of Siracusa, but the email adress that they give doesnt work anymore. Does anybody know how to get a seat in the train? Many thanks for your help!!

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2013 at 9:03 AM
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      From Siracusa to hotel Des Etrangers and Miramare in Ortigya

      by diana_renou Online Now Apr 18, 2013 at 6:31 AM

      Hello everybody!! I dont know yet if I will go by train or bus from Catania to Siracusa. Does anybody know which is the best way and (cheapest) to go? And how to go from the train/bus station to Des Etrangers Hotel Passeggio Adorno, 10-12 in Ortigya Siracusa? Many thanks for any advice!!! Diana

      2 Answers Apr 21, 2013 at 9:39 PM
    • Parchi e giardini publici per bimbo

      by stefanfarr Online Now Mar 25, 2013 at 3:50 PM

      Ciao saremo in Sicilia per pasqua - potete racomandarmi dei parchi gioco o giardini publici Che possiamo visitare con la Nostra bimba di 2 anni? Ho trovata villa Bellini a Catania ma volevamo trovare qual cosa piu vicino a Siracusa finche saremo allogiati li


      5 Answers Mar 27, 2013 at 3:51 AM
    • Information on Siracusa/Informazione su Siracusa

      by eaa966 Online Now Feb 9, 2012 at 8:03 PM

      I am an American college student looking for somewhere in Italy to study abroad for a year. I am interested in the Mediterranean Studies campus in Siracusa and am wondering if this is a good city for a college-aged person and not just a touristy city in terms of how friendly the locals are, nightlife, amount of things to do, etc.

      Sono una studentessa americana e voglio studiare in Italia per un anno. Sono interessata a Siracusa e vorrei sapere se e' una buona citta' per una universitaria e no solo per i turisti, e se la gente di Siracusa e' simpatica e se ci sono molte cose da fare.

      1 Answer Feb 10, 2012 at 12:29 AM
    • Swimming access for Siracusa in October

      by feldallen Online Now Aug 22, 2011 at 11:26 AM

      I am staying in Siracusa for the first two weeks of October and would like to swim but will not have a car. How accessible are beaches by bus or taxi, what are the costs, and are the beaches open then?
      Are there other cities or town's in Sicily that have nearby beaches that would be better than Syracusa?

      1 Answer Sep 13, 2011 at 2:23 AM
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      Easter in Siracusa

      by sulla Online Now Feb 1, 2011 at 3:10 PM

      We're a couple with a 2 year old girl and we're planning on spending Easter in Sicily, and we were thinking that perhaps Siracusa is a good choice to spend the week? Or perhaps there are better ways to experience this special holiday season on the island? We're also looking for a suitable holiday rental apartment/villa. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance.

    • Servizio trasporto con autista

      by bellybutton Online Now Sep 6, 2010 at 2:25 AM


      Avrei bisogno di servizio trasporto con autista per 2 transfer:-

      Catania Aeroporto - Brucoli Village
      Brucoli Village - Catania Aeroporto

      per 8 adulti e due bambini

      Mi sapete indicarne qualcuno?

      Grazie mille!


      2 Answers Sep 6, 2010 at 3:17 AM
    • Day tours to Siracusa

      by mamiepoppa Online Now Aug 12, 2010 at 9:25 AM

      4 of us will be traveling from Taormina to Siracusa on April 27, 2010 and would like to arrange an English language private day tour of Siracusa and Ortygia. We'd be leaving to spend the night in Ragusa. Can you help?

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      wireless interent

      by BBBinder Online Now Jun 23, 2010 at 6:54 PM

      I am going to be spending a week in Siracusa and two more weeks around other parts of Sicilia. I am wondering if anyone can comment on how easy it is to find free and public wireless internet?

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2010 at 12:46 PM
    • Vacanze Aretusa B&B

      by raymodica Online Now Feb 8, 2008 at 11:47 AM

      My wife and I are staying at the Vacanze Aretusa in Ortigia in May. Has anyone stayed there and how was your stay?