Siracusa is often quoted as the birthplace of Archimedes, a prominent ancient mathematician and engineer. The city was founded 2,700 years ago and naturally, it abounds in historical landmarks. Another of its many charms is its picturesque location on the Gulf of Siracusa, by the Ionian Sea, many of its luxurious resorts and hotels providing stunning sea views. Siracusa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it experienced the impact of different civilizations: the ancient Greeks, the Romans, and others. Furthermore, not many cities can proud with quotation in the Bible, as Siracusa can. In the Acts of the Apostles, the city was mentioned as the place where Apostle Paul stayed. For an experience of how locals celebrate, it is a good idea to visit it on the day of its patron saint, Saint Lucy, on December 13.
A destination for a holiday with a difference worth splashing out on is synonymous with Siracusa. The Grand Hotel Minareto Deluxe offers three different private sea accesses, a golden sandy beach, roof garden restaurant offering stunning sights of Siracusa, diet menu options and congress amenities. Una Hotel One features a wellness area, a Turkish bath, a steam bath, Jacuzzi, and a fitness club; its Sushi Bar is the only one in the city; congress facilities are at the disposal of business travelers. Hotel Livingston is sleek and elegant, is located by the sea, and features Jacuzzi, sauna, water massage, and a business center; disabled guests are welcome as disabled access is provided. Caol Ishka Hotel uniquely combines modern style with old-fashioned Sicilian one, and includes 10 individually designed rooms, designer washbowl, walk-in showers, outdoor pool, and business services.
Discount hotels in Siracusa are vastly available for a budget holiday. To spare transport costs, most budget accommodations are just a short distance away from the main architectural and archeological landmarks and other sights. The B&B Arre Siracusa, one of the centrally located budget lodgings, comprises elegant furnishings, private baths, terrace overlooking a lush garden for a great breakfast. The recently renewed Populus Hotel features rooms with private bathrooms with showers, as well as tourist guide services. Hotel Villamare, a short distance away from Siracusa, boasts typical Sicilian cuisine, garden, and pool. Aranceto Agritourism, in a pristine area on the Mediterranean coast in the outskirts of Siracusa, has air-conditioned rooms with bathrooms. The B&B L'Isola di Ortigia offers a free solarium in the summer, double and triple rooms with private bathrooms, and a spacious terrace.
Holidays spent in hotels in Siracusa are vacations with a difference - there tourists can delight in the world famous Mediterranean cuisine. The plenitude of majestic buildings dating back to different past periods provides a charming ambiance for the unique charm of a getaway there. The mild climate all the year round is a great asset to guarantee balmy weather even in winter. Siracusa has a vast array of features that can enrich a sojourn, from historical sites to gourmet meals and marine views and experiences. The very fact that the city of Siracusa is a UNESCO World Heritage Site means that strolling along its streets and touring landmarks like the "Greek Theater", the "Archeological Park", the "Catacombs of San Giovanni", and other points of interest is tantamount to stepping back in time to immerse in the greatness of glorious periods.
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