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Siracusa Nightlife – Clubs, Bars & Nightlife Tips

Nightlife in Siracusa

Even with a somewhat small selection of nightlife options, Siracusa has something for everyone.

Piazza del Duomo

On Ortigia Island, Piazza del Duomo is a great spot to relax in the evening. Since Ortigia is the historic center of Siracusa, this public square is lined with beautiful architecture. Time seems to slow down as visitors gather to chat, sip coffee, enjoy pizza and beer, or people-watch. You’ll see a mix of tourists and locals. Just south of here, you’ll find a few bars where locals like to hang out.

Piazza San Rocco

Between Duomo and Fonte Aretusa, there’s another square where you’ll find bars and plenty of room to sit even if you’re not drinking. This area seems to be a bit off-the-beaten-path, as visitors don’t always learn about it as soon as they arrive. Once they discover it, they keep coming back.


The seafront on the island of Ortigia is full of restaurants and bars where people quench their thirst or sit and relax during the hot daytime hours. In the evening, the area is bustling with people out for a drink or a meal. It has a great atmosphere and a beautiful backdrop with the lights reflecting on the water. The view of the full moon is reported to be especially spectacular. Attractions are located along the western quays of Ortigia.

Dress Code and Customs

Most tourists say you can wear whatever you like, but if you want to follow Italian custom, you can always dress up a bit for a night out.

People don’t dance at bars. These night spots are primarily for drinking and hanging out.

Editor’s Note:  The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about nightlife in Siracusa.

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