Sunlight, sea and beauty in the brightest spot of Sicily

Syracuse is sunlight and sea, white stone and Baroque churches, old legends and breathtaking sunsets. 

It’s the evocative island of Ortigia – called “the island in the island” – with its glimpses and palaces.

It’s the  Golfo del Plemmirio, between beaches and cliffs.

But it’s also the Rupestrian necropolis of Pantalica – a Unesco World Heritage site like Syracuse – and the Riserva di Vendicari, with the perfumes of the Mediterranean scrub and its immaculate coast.

Syracuse is one of Sicily’s brightest jewels, with a stunning beauty that conquers all.

Despite a terrible earthquake that destroyed the city in 1693– followed by its reconstruction in Baroque style – the strength of Syracuse’s ancient past is still strongly felt in its Greek Theatre – famous for the performances that take place there every year – , in the Orecchio di Dioniso, in the Fonte Aretusa, in Apollo’s Temple.

It doesn’t come as a surprise that this city is one of the most sought after locations for weddings by the sea: a wedding in  Syracuse is a dream come true for many couples, from Italy or from abroad.

The Duomo of Ortigia with its marvelous square is sight of pure splendor: a dream location for those who want a church wedding.

The church of Santa Lucia alla Badia, dedicated to the city’s Patron Saint, overlooks Piazza Duomo; inside you can find another precious artistic jewel: Caravaggio’s “The burying of St. Lucia”.

A walk on the Alfeo seafront can charm everyone – especially at sunset – while you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city from the old Maniace Castle.

The best locations for a wedding in Syracuse

It’s not hard to guess: as a wedding location Syracuse offers a huge amount of choices, with places that will make the newlyweds happy, and their photographers too!

The Borgo del Carato is a  country resort built in a 1700 farmhouse, immersed in a never ending park: the ideal place where you can celebrate a wedding in an elegant and charming atmosphere.

Another beautiful option for the wedding reception is Villa Politi, with its Liberty style that recall ancient and glorious splendours. 

And what can we say about Villa dei Papiri? This farmhouse is built on a 13 hectares estate in the natural reserve of the Ciane river, with a large garden that stores Egyptian papyrus.

A wedding at Pupillo Castle in Syracuse – Frederick II of Swabia’s old country house, called the “Solacium della Targia”, – will allow you to live your marriage in an evocative, romantic and intriguing place, immersed in vineyards.

For those who are thinking about a beach wedding, the ideal choice is Minareto, a luxury resort very close to Ortigia and right on the seafront.

These are just some of the options: Syracuse is an endless source of surprises and pure beauty.

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