Orari Estivi ..... Opening Hours

Questo è nostro periodo più impegnativo.
Siamo aperti solo per appuntamento fino al settembre.
Potete fissare un appuntamento per email: info@modicasa.com, lasciare un messaggio al 0932 751798 oppure Whatsapp 351 8876768.

This is our busiest period. We will be open only by appointment until the end of August. You can fix an appointment (at least 24 hours in advance) by emailing info@modicasa.com, leaving a message on 0932 751798 or by whatsapp 0039 3518876768.


Nowadays with a population of 120000 Siracusa is a shadow of its former greatness. It was, according to Cicero, the greatest Greek city of them all and in its heyday had a population of over 300.000 souls. The last twenty years has seen a resurgence in the city’s fortunes, and it is now a major tourist destination, above all the small ‘teardrop’ island of Ortigia, which was the heart of the original city, and has Greek and baroque buildings in abundance. The new town is a sprawling mass, but at the far end of Corso Gelone you can find the archeological park with its stunning Greek theatre, and the famous Ear of Dionysis.

Although surrounded by the sea, Siracusa has no beach of its own, and you will have to travel south to Arenella and Fontane Bianche to find sandy beaches and limpid water. The city itself is a fascinating place, and is an ideal base for a holiday in the south east of the island. Two cruise ship docks have just opened, which will mean an influx of day trippers to Ortigia, but in the evenings it remains a haunt of locals who go there for their passeggiata.

Click here for the town map