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A guide to a unique mediterranean Island, full of history, great people, fantastic food and amazing places. Sea, mountains, active volcanoes... come and discover Sicily, it will go beyond your expectations. To have seen Italy without having seen Sicily is not to have seen Italy at all, for Sicily is the clue to everything. (Goethe)

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28 Places

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28 Places

Terra Mia

Restaurants

Scicli

Historic Sites

Gelati DiVini

Restaurants

Casato Licitra

Hotels

Panineria Gastronomia Iblea

Restaurants

Giardini Iblei

Gardens

Pasticceria Savia

Restaurants

FUD - Bottega Sicula

Restaurants

Ristorante Pepe Nero

Restaurants

I clerici

Restaurants

Il Moro di Trezza

Restaurants

Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant

Restaurants

Monte Etna

Geologic Formations, Volcanoes, Mountains

Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania

Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites

Ortigia

Islands

Monastero dei Benedettini

History Museums

Isola Bella

Beaches, Islands

Castello Normanno

Castles, Historic Sites

Ragusa Ibla

Historic Walking Areas

Cattedrale di Acireale

Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals

Villa Romana del Casale

Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Stromboli Volcano

Volcanoes

Cous Cous Fest

Palazzo Biscari

Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites

Duomo di Siracusa

Churches & Cathedrals

Gole Alcantara

Canyons

Centro Storico

Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Maurizio M's City Tips

  • Gratuity may already be included in restaurant bills. If not, it's appropriate to tip 10-15%
  • Terra Mia
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Fantastic locally sourced food and Etna niche wineries wines

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Artichokes Carpaccio
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Simple, unpretensious but delicious 05/08/2018
    • Astonishing food, wine and service 13/07/2018
    • Terra Mia
    Address:
    Sp 64
    95012 Solicchiata, Castiglione di Sicilia, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 393 906 9704
    Price range:
    US$29 - US$44
    Hours:
    Sun
    09:00 - 22:30
    Tue - Sat
    12:30 - 14:30
    19:30 - 22:30
    Other:
  • Scicli
    Historic Sites
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    Maurizio M Says:

    UNESCO world heritage - location of the Montalbano series

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Visit the Old Pharmacy
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 42 things to do in Scicli
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Interesting town off the beaten path. 11/10/2018
    • An less know baroque gem 23/09/2018
    • Scicli
    Address:
    Via Francesco Mormino Penna 2
    97018, Scicli, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0932 839111
    Other:
  • Gelati DiVini
    Restaurants
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Unconventional ice creams made with fresh ingredients

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Ice creams made with wines are a must
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Divine DiVini 18/10/2018
    • Were the last guys having a bad day..? 08/10/2018
    • Gelati DiVini
    Address:
    Piazza Duomo 20
    97100, Ragusa, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0932 228989
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$7
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Casato Licitra
    Hotels
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Good place to stay you're visiting Donnafugata area

    Good for
    • LGBT
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Near Donnafugata castle
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Donnafugata
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • HOME FROM HOME 25/09/2018
    • Welcoming and luxurious 05/12/2017
    • Casato Licitra
    Address:
    Contrada Bocampello SNC
    S.P. 13 Castiglione Kastalia km 10,800
    97100 Donnafugata, Sicily
    Italy
  • Panineria Gastronomia Iblea
    Restaurants
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    Maurizio M Says:

    The best sandwiches in Ragusa made to order in a very clean and controlled environment

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Take it away and enjoy it at the Giardini Iblei
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Great takeaway sandwiches, good quality and tasteful 09/10/2014
    • A very filling pannino! 11/05/2014
    • Panineria Gastronomia Iblea
    Address:
    Corso Vittorio Veneto 146
    Ragusa
    97100, Ragusa, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 333 486 4763
  • Giardini Iblei
    Gardens
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A great place to relax, I'll suggest you to visit the Church when it is open

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you're staying overnight choose the hotel located inside this great garden
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 64 things to do in Ragusa
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Exquisite oasis of trees, with views 10/10/2018
    • Garden of tranquility and beauty 26/09/2018
    • Giardini Iblei
    Address:
    Piazza G. B. Odierna
    97100, Ragusa, Sicily
    Italy
  • Pasticceria Savia
    Restaurants (Italian, Bar, Cafe, Fast food, Mediterranean)
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Historical Bar in the heart of Catania just in front of the Bellini Gardens

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The best Arancino in Sicily
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Late lunch 14/10/2018
    • For a sweet tooth 07/10/2018
    • Pasticceria Savia
    Address:
    Via Etnea, 300/302/304
    Via Umberto, 2/4/6
    95131 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 322335
    Price range:
    US$1 - US$7
    Hours:
    Tue - Sun
    07:45 - 21:20
    Other:
  • FUD - Bottega Sicula
    Restaurants (Italian, Bar, Fast food, Gastropub)
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Great local fresh ingredients, amazing hamburgers and sandwiches

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Located in one of the most trendiest streets in Catania
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Overpriced local style sandwiches 17/10/2018
    • Awesome! 16/10/2018
    • FUD - Bottega Sicula
    Address:
    Via Santa Filomena 35
    95129 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 715 3518
    Price range:
    US$9 - US$14
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Ristorante Pepe Nero
    Restaurants (Italian, Japanese, Pizza, Seafood, Mediterranean, Sushi)
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Whatever you choose you cannot go wrong, good pizzas, fish, sushi

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Good choices of artisan beers
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Nice Modern Restaurant 23/09/2018
    • Rude waiters, strange Pizza 11/09/2018
    • Ristorante Pepe Nero
    Address:
    Viale Ruggero di Lauria 43
    95127 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 382368
    Price range:
    US$23 - US$58
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 15:00
    19:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • I clerici
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, Seafood)
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A classic Sicilian restaurant specialized on sea food

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Just behind Piazza Duomo
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Excellent food! 19/07/2015
    • One of the more stylish restaurants in Catania 01/04/2015
    • I clerici
    Address:
    Villaggio Cardinale Dusmet 21/23
    95126 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 349 151 9344
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    13:00 - 15:00
    Mon - Sat
    20:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Il Moro di Trezza
    Restaurants (Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Barbecue, European, Soups)
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A sea food restaurant in Acitrezza with a nice outside small terrace overlooking the sea

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Linguine del Moro are strongly suggested
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great pasta 14/10/2018
    • Beautiful experience 09/09/2018
    • Il Moro di Trezza
    Address:
    Lungomare Dei Ciclopi 153
    95021 Acitrezza, Aci Castello, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 711 6965
    Price range:
    US$36 - US$71
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    11:30 - 23:45
    Other:
  • Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant
    Restaurants (Italian, Mediterranean, European)
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Amazing views of Catania and mount Etna, this place is both a Bar and a Restaurant

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Good for pre-dinner drinks with access to a buffet
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent food and views 12/10/2018
    • Breathtaking view! 02/10/2018
    • Etnea Roof Bar & Restaurant
    Address:
    Via Etnea 218
    UNA Hotel Palace
    95131 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 250 5024
    Price range:
    US$41 - US$69
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    07:00 - 10:30
    13:00 - 14:30
    20:00 - 23:00
    Other:
  • Monte Etna
    Geologic Formations, Volcanoes, Mountains
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Active vulcano famous for its wines made from selected grapes

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the Etna Rosso
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 158 things to do in Catania
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Expensive but very good 17/10/2018
    • Trip to Mt Etna 17/10/2018
    • Monte Etna
  • Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania
    Architectural Buildings, Sacred & Religious Sites
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    Maurizio M Says:

    One of the most beautiful squares in Europe, great the cathedral and the museum

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • During the day you can visit the fish market not far from the square
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 158 things to do in Catania
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pretty spectacular 18/10/2018
    • Nice but nothing special 15/10/2018
    • Basilica Catedrale Sant'Agata V.M. Catania
    Address:
    Via Vittorio Emanuele II 163
    95131 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 320044
    Hours:
    Sun
    07:30 - 12:30
    16:30 - 19:00
    Mon - Sat
    07:00 - 12:00
    16:00 - 19:00
    Other:
  • Ortigia
    Islands
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A small island in Siracusa, full of history. Enjoy it

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk around the little streets
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 121 things to do in Syracuse
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ear of Dionysius 18/10/2018
    • 50th wedding anniversary trip 18/10/2018
    • Ortigia
    Address:
    Corso Umberto
    96100, Syracuse, Sicily
    Italy
  • Monastero dei Benedettini
    History Museums
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    Maurizio M Says:

    An ancient monastery that belonged to the Benedettini

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take a guided tour
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 158 things to do in Catania
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Worth taking the guided tour for access to many ancient areas. 15/10/2018
    • a true find 02/10/2018
    • Monastero dei Benedettini
    Address:
    Piazza Dante 32
    95124 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 710 2767
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 17:00
    Other:
  • Isola Bella
    Beaches, Islands
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A great small Island part of Taormina, a must see!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Very crowded during the summer months
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #285 of 4 363 things to do in Sicily
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very Crowded Lots of stairs 18/10/2018
    • Beautiful island but rocky beach 16/10/2018
    • Isola Bella
    Address:
    Isola Bella
    Sicily
    Italy
    Other:
  • Castello Normanno
    Castles, Historic Sites
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A fantastic sea village not far from the city of Catania

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Lava rocks beaches
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 15 things to do in Aci Castello
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Castello Normanno 04/08/2018
    • Slipping into the past 29/07/2018
    • Castello Normanno
    Address:
    Piazza Castello
    95021, Aci Castello, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 320 433 9691
    Other:
  • Ragusa Ibla
    Historic Walking Areas
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    Maurizio M Says:

    UNESCO world heritage - location of the Montalbano series

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Take the little train for a quick tour
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 64 things to do in Ragusa
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ragusa Ibla...Baroque at its Best 18/10/2018
    • Great Baroque Ibla 10/10/2018
    • Ragusa Ibla
    Phone:
    +39 0932 184 6367
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    00:00 - 23:59
    Other:
  • Cattedrale di Acireale
    Architectural Buildings, Churches & Cathedrals
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A wonderful baroque cathedral with a meridiana crossing it

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Do not go during religious funcions
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 28 things to do in Acireale
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful cathedral 07/10/2018
    • Weddings take place Saturday evenings 19/09/2018
    • Cattedrale di Acireale
    Address:
    Piazza Duomo
    95024, Acireale, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 095 601797
    Other:
  • Villa Romana del Casale
    Ancient Ruins, Historic Sites, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A fantastic ancient Roman villa with amazing mosaics

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Great to see
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 47 things to do in Piazza Armerina
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Mindboggling Mosaics 18/10/2018
    • Amazing mosaics, best we’ve ever seen. 14/10/2018
    • Villa Romana del Casale
    Address:
    Strada Provinciale 90
    Piazza Armerina, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0935 684148
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:00
    Other:
  • Stromboli Volcano
    Volcanoes
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    Maurizio M Says:

    One of the Eolian Islands with an active vulcano sprinkling lava

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Must see at night
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Stromboli
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing experience. Put it on the bucket list! 05/10/2018
    • Spoilt by too many tourists 01/10/2018
    • Stromboli Volcano
  • Cous Cous Fest
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    Maurizio M Says:

    International cous cous competition, great food, drinks and atmosphere

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Try the fish cous cous Sicilian style
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 20 things to do in San Vito lo Capo
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Unimpressive 03/10/2017
    • Pleasant addition to rest 27/09/2017
    • Cous Cous Fest
    Phone:
    +39 091 626 3080
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 - 00:00
    Other:
  • Palazzo Biscari
    Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites
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    Maurizio M Says:

    This is a Prince palace, unfortunately not open to the public

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • During events preparation, ask if they can let you in
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 158 things to do in Catania
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Amazing baroque palace 17/10/2018
    • Scrap it from your list 24/09/2017
    • Palazzo Biscari
    Address:
    Via Museo Biscari 10 - 16
    95131 Catania, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 328 624 6315
    Price range:
    US$8 - US$8
    Other:
  • Duomo di Siracusa
    Churches & Cathedrals
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    Maurizio M Says:

    A cathedral built inside a pagan temple (Temple of Athena)

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • A must see !!!
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 121 things to do in Syracuse
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A feast of architecture 17/10/2018
    • An unusual palimpsest church 14/10/2018
    • Duomo di Siracusa
    Address:
    Piazza Duomo
    Ortigia
    96100, Syracuse, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 389 550 3267
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 18:30
    Other:
  • Gole Alcantara
    Canyons
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    Maurizio M Says:

    Naturally carved lava stones, a waterfall of icy water coming directly from mount Etna

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • LGBT
    • Beach Goer
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Use the lift (elevator) to move down and up for a small fee. For adventurous people there are stairs that can be used for free
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #236 of 4 363 things to do in Sicily
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • An expensive day out 09/10/2018
    • Hard to find and very little water. 03/10/2018
    • Gole Alcantara
    Address:
    Via Nazionale 5
    98030, Sicily
    Italy
    Phone:
    +39 0942 985010
    Other:
  • Centro Storico
    Historic Walking Areas, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Maurizio M Says:

    UNESCO world heritage - location of the Montalbano series

    Good for
    • Must See
    • LGBT
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • Walk around and enjoy the place
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 67 things to do in Noto
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Noto... Baroque Jewel 18/10/2018
    • Lovely place to stroll around 08/10/2018
    • Centro Storico
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