Siracusa is one of the most historically spectacular towns in Sicily
and indeed, Italy. Founded hand in hand with Catania by Greek colonists
in around 730BC, this unique and vibrant town was once one of the
most important cities in the ancient world along with Athens, Carthage
and Rome. It was also the birthplace of Archimedes.
Today, Syracuse is home to one of the most fascinating archaeological
sites in the world and is one of Sicily’s most popular holiday
destinations to those enthralled by history, charmed by culture
and diversity and to those with a taste for discovering that which
is still relatively undiscovered. In Sicily you will find a breed
of people separate from those in mainland Italy – a culture
rocked throughout history by foreign invaders and geological phenomena.
You’ll find hospitality unlike anywhere else and at the Hotel
del Santuario our mission statement is to add all the finishing
touches that will make your stay here with us unforgettable.
Our tranquil location by the Paolo Orsi Museum in the Park of Villa
Landolina allows our guests to explore the archaeological treasures
of the city easily as well as reach the old town centre of Ortigia,
the medieval heart of Siracusa that lies out on a limb from the
mainland. If taking in the sun, sand and sea is more to your preference,
some of the most stunning beaches of the southern Mediterranean
await you a short bus ride away.
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How to find us : Our address is Via del Santuario
1. As you can see from the map above, we’re located near the
Park of Villa Landolina and the Hospital of Umberto I – two
of the city’s prime landmarks.
The best way to get around Sicily is by bus (see our Useful
Links page for help) – it’s faster, cheaper
and you see more of the country than by train. Whether arriving
by bus, train or by coach from Catania Airport 50km away you’ll
find Siracusa modest enough in size to soon know your way around.
From the Station take Corso Gelone, the main road running from
the town centre up to the hospital. On reaching the hospital, turn
right onto Via Giuseppe Testaferrata then first left onto Via del
Santuario. Hotel del Santuario is number 1.