Syracuse has always been an important port of call in Sicily and after years of neglect, this ancient Roman City is undergoing a major renewal programme, with Palazzos and Roman sites being given the new lease of life they deserve.

With this recent regeneration, a handful of luxury hotels are becoming available around this harbour city, which is fast becoming one of the more popular spots to visit in Sicily. The Marina is also becoming increasingly popular with luxury yachts that berth here en route to other destinations or for a short stay. We recommend this historic city as a port of call in your Malta – Sicily journey or for a day of sailing around the glistening coast.