Known as one of the most beautiful and fascinating places of Italy, overlooked by some of the most beautiful palaces and by the ancient temple of Athena, now incorporated in the Cathedral with its magnificent baroque facade, the symbol of the desire of the Syracusans to keep alive symbolic ties with their origins and the only Church in the world fully integrated with an ancient greek temple, still visible.
Fascinating source of fresh water a few meters from the sea, evidence of the link between motherland Corinthos and Syracuse. It is connected to the myth of Alpheus and Arethusa and was sung by many poets over the centuries
The Sanctuary of the Holy Mother of Tears, immense and original modern building, 103 meters high, was erected in memory of the miraculous event of tearing of a plaster effigy of the Virgin Mary, placed in the bedroom of a married couple from Syracuse in a humble home in the nearby Via degli Orti. The miracle was repeated from 29 August to 1 September 1953.
IThe charm of the Opera dei Pupi (Sicilian Puppet theatre), traditional ancient Sicilian show, is renewed each day thanks to the LOCAL family Vaccaro-Mauceri, who organizes daily shows in the small theatre in Via della Giudecca and operates the nearby laboratory and museum of handmade Sicilian puppets.