Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia
The elegant, 17th-century Palazzo Arcivescovile is home to the Biblioteca Alagoniana and some rare 13th-century manuscripts.
Piazza del Duomo
Syracuse's showpiece square is a masterpiece in baroque town planning. A long, rectangular piazza flanked by flamboyant palazzi, it...
The Duomo was a 5th-century BC Greek temple that was converted into a church when the island was evangelised by St Paul. Its most...
Bar San Rocco
Hip about-towners head to San Rocco, the smoothest of the bars on Piazzetta San Rocco, for early evening aperitivi (complete with...
It's not just the location off Piazza del Duomo that's the attraction – the house-made gelato is pretty good, too.
Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia information
The Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia is dedicated to St Lucy, the city's patron saint, who was martyred at Syracuse during the reign of the Roman emperor Diocletian.