Archaeological Site in Palazzolo Acreide

Area Archeologica di Akrai

Accessed via a 20-minute uphill walk from Piazza del Popolo (or an easy drive up Via Teatro Greco), the archaeological park of Akrai is one of the area's best-kept secrets. The city of Akrai, Syracuse's first...

Piazza in Palazzolo Acreide

Piazza del Popolo

The heart of Palazzolo Acreide is Piazza del Popolo, a striking square dominated by the ornate bulk of the 18th-century Chiesa di San Sebastiano and the early-20th-century Palazzo Municipale, Palazzolo's...

Piazza in Palazzolo Acreide

Piazza Moro

A 400m walk north of Piazza del Popolo lies Piazza Moro, home to two exquisite baroque churches: the Chiesa Madre (on the southern flank) and the Chiesa di San Paolo (on the northern flank). Together they form a...

Museum in Palazzolo Acreide

Casa-Museo di Antonino Uccello

Off Piazza del Popolo is the former home of the poet and scholar Antonino Uccello (1922–79), a museum since 1984. Uccello devoted himself to preserving what he feared was disappearing from Sicilian life, so this...