Syracuse in Sicily is a city of extraordinary history and endless attractions. Syracuse’s old town on the Island of Ortigia, is chock-a-full with national monuments and treasures. On the outskirts of the city is one of the earliest rock cave settlements in Europe - The famous Necropoli of Pantalica. Soak in the sun on the beaches of Calamosche and Marzamemi. And as you do so, feast on scrumptiously delicious cannoli – a crispy pastry filled with sweetened ricotta cheese. Whether its food or sights, you just can’t get your fill of Syracuse.
From a distance, the Isola delle Correnti lighthouse looks like a giant sandcastle, atop a tiny rock isle. As you wade across the shallow strip of water from Portopalo di Capo Passero beach, it becomes clear that this is no giant sandcastle, instead a huge octagonal stone tower. Standing 11mts high with balcony and lantern on the seaward side. And fortified ramparts, all around. From base to top, the lighthouse stands 277mts tall. Built in 1865, by Genio Civile the Isola delle Correnti lighthouse is in active use till this day.
For a longer sailing holiday, head to Catania on the Costa Saracena. Discover the white sand beach of Fontane Bianche. Observe from your boat deck, the rugged cliffs with stony lighthouses that hug the coast like the one on Capo Santa Croce. Stop in the Bay of Arcile, marvel at the Turtle Rock. Be moved by the singular beauty of the Castle of Brucoli. Your captain will be glad to share the legendary folklore surrounding these beautiful landmarks as you sail by.
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