The city of Siracusa doesn’t have beaches – although Ortigia does provide some swimming platforms in the summer.  Out of town to the south are the two main Siracusan beaches, Arenella and Fontane Bianche, both pretty unpopulated in low season.   For those who dont look for sandy beaches, there are the coastal areas of Plemmirio and Ognina, havens for scuba divers as they are marine reserves.

Further south the popular village of Marzamemi attracts many visitors in the summer, with its decaying charm and inviting piazza.

marzamemi

marzamemi