Introducing Syracuse & The Southeast
This is a region of river valleys, fields of olive, almond and citrus trees and magnificent ruins. Within the evocative stone-walled checkerboard lie a series of handsome towns: Ragusa, Modica and Noto. Shattered by a devastating earthquake in 1693, they were rebuilt in the ornate and much-lauded Sicilian baroque style; that lends the region a honey-coloured cohesion and collective beauty. Writer Gesualdo Bufalino described the southeast as an ‘island within an island’ and, certainly, this pocket of Sicily has a remote, genteel air – a legacy of its glorious Greek heritage.
Explore Sicily's ancient sites and lively culture by bike
Syracuse Segway Tour
Discover the Sicilian city of Syracuse on a 3-hour city Segway tour! On a self-balancing electric Segway, explore Syracuse’s island neighborhood of Ortygia with a local expert guide. Connected to the mainland by bridges, Ortygia feels more like a city in its own right with a fascinating collection of ancient sights to be seen.