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History buffs will relish Syracuse's extensive collection of museums and ancient artifacts.
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Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse, Sicily is a wonderful starting point for your next Mediterranean cruise, especially for those who are fascinated by world history! Syracuse is home to many ancient ruins and archaeological museums that showcase a number of fascinating artifacts dating from centuries ago. You will also discover incredible natural wonders, such as limestone caves and nature reserves. There are also a few nice art museums, for those who are interested in art appreciation. Plus, you’ll be able to enjoy all the Sicilian cuisine you want in the city’s many fabulous restaurants!

MSC Cruises is the only cruise line that currently offers cruises departing from Syracuse; however, several other cruise lines offer cruises to Syracuse. A great time to visit Syracuse for beautiful weather is during the spring (May and June), as well as in the fall (September and October).

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Things to do near Syracuse, Sicily

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Syracuse, along with a brief description:

♦ Neapolis

Syracuse is home to Neapolis Archaeological Park, one of the most historically significant archaeological sites in the world. In this park, you will discover the remains of a 5th century Greek Theatre (which is still in use today), Roman Amphitheater, and a limestone quarry where you can admire some aromatic lemon and orange trees. Neapolis is also home to the Ear of Dionysius (see below) and some former burial chambers. Guided tours are available so you can make the most of your trip! If you already have a good understanding of Greek and Roman history, you can also opt to explore on your own.

♦ Ear of Dionysius

Located within Neapolis Archaeological Park, the Ear of Dionysius is an incredible limestone cave famous for its incredible acoustics that travel as high up as 72 feet! The cave once served as a prison for Greek Tyrant Dionysius I, who took advantage of the cave’s acoustics to spy on his prisoners. When you visit, keep your ears open to hear its incredible echo. As the Ear of Dionysius is part of an archaeological park, you can also combine your visit by checking out some of the other ruins on the site.

♦ Temple of Apollo

For even more ancient Greek history, consider paying a visit to the Temple of Apollo ruins. Among the ruins you can admire include columns, walls, archways, and more. These well-preserved ruins provide your imagination with an idea of what life in Syracuse was once like, as well as what the original temple was once like. Plus, these ruins are located right in the city near a number of restaurants, hotels, and a few other attractions, so you can easily plan a visit to this site during your stay.

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