Where to park in Syracuse
Syracuse, in size, is the fourth Sicilian city so during peak hours (12:00 and 19:00), the traffic is intense and finding a parking space can be difficult. Here are some tips and directions designed for tourists on where to park in order to visit the main monuments of Syracuse.
A must for those visiting Syracuse is the historic center of Ortigia, connected to the mainland by two bridges. In Ortigia there are the main monuments and attractions, the temple of Apollo, the Arethusa spring, the Maniace castle and the Duomo.
At the entrance to the island there are the traffic lights of the ZTL (the limited traffic area) before accessing them, always make sure that they are not on. Furthermore, moving around the island with a car is rather difficult to enjoy the island on foot.
However, it is possible to reach the Talete car park near the market by car or the two rather small and very crowded parking lots in the Marina.
For convenience and simplicity, the ideal is to park at Molo S.Antonio, a very large paid area, located a 5-minute walk from the historic center and about 300 meters from the B&B NOSTOS.
It is a paid parking area with automatic ticket office (€ 1.50 / hour for cars, € 15.00 H24).
Along Corso Umberto I (just below the B&B) it is possible to park with paid tickets in the blue lines. The price is € 1.00 per hour, for a stop of 4 hours the price is € 3.00. Parking is subject to charges between 9-13 and 16-20. Parking is free on Sundays and holidays.
The purchase of tickets can be done at the nearest tobacconist or at the reception of the B&B NOSTOS.
It can also be purchased with a simple text message by sending it to the number 4,893,893 with text
PARK and Targa, for parking for one hour, Park4 and Targa for parking for four hours.
It is also possible to park for free along all the side streets adjacent to Corso Umberto I (for example Viale Montedoro, Via Palermo Via Malta) in the white stripes. Avoid the yellow pitches that are always reserved.
Near the archaeological park of Neapolis it is possible to park for a fee on the blue lines along the streets or you can go to Via Giuseppe Agnello where there is a private car park guarded in an oasis of greenery.
Near Viale Teocrito you will find the “Paolo Orsi” archaeological museum, the catacombs of San Giovanni and the Sanctuary of the Madonna delle lacrime you can look for parking in the blue-striped areas located in Piazza San Giovanni or in the adjacent streets. A few meters from Viale Teocrito you will find the Von Platen Parking. The MINI bus service is very interesting, in particular No. 2, departing from the S.Antonio pier every 20 minutes you can reach the main attractions located in “Siracusa alta”