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beaches

scotland
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beaches

Are there beaches in, or near, Syracuse. Have looked at map and google earth but it's not clear.

Doesn't look like there's any but wanted to check.

Cheers in advance for any help.

K

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Here & There
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1. Re: beaches

Siracusa is not a beach destination.

There's a scrap of sand and "beach" on Ortigia at Lungomare d'Ortigia and Via Santa Teresa near the Royal Hotel Maniace

You can swim from the rocks on Ortigia.

There are platform beaches set in summer both on Ortigia and the mainland.

The Musciara Siracusa Resort located on Siracusa’s mainland (with stunning views of Siracusa’s ancient Ortigia) is the only hotel in Siracusa boasting its own private beach.

And then there are beaches across from Ortigia at Isola.

Vagabonda

scotland
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2. Re: beaches

Many thanks for your reply, really helpful.

Do you happen to know how to get from Ortigia, where we are thinking of staying, to Isola.

Thanks

Keith

Here & There
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3. Re: beaches

Depending when, there are boat services, and taxis.

Or take Bus #23, and there are stops at both Isola and Punta del Pero.

http://www.siracusaturismo.net/bus_urbani.asp

And even Fontane Bianche (by train as well), or Arenella.

http://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en

Vagabonda

scotland
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4. Re: beaches

Once again, many thanks for your help.

Very much appreciated.

Keith

Here & There
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5. Re: beaches

My pleasure Keith, and may you enjoy!

Swimming in Syracuse / Ortigia:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g18789…

Vagabonda

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