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...

Cafe in Palazzolo Acreide

Pasticceria Caprice

This popular cafe-cum-cake-shop is a great spot for a quick bite of lunch or a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. There's a daily selection of pastas and simple meat dishes, which you can follow up with something from the...

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...