SPORT AND FUN
Enjoy yourself and play sports in Syracuse.
Located between the sea and a hinterland that preserves many natural riches, Syracuse offers the possibility to play many different sports.
In fact, although the lion's share (as one would expect from a seaside town)
is reserved for water sports, there are opportunities and facilities for those
who prefer sports such as golf, riding, or flying.
Thanks to its location in the extreme south of Italy, Syracuse enjoys a particularly
mild climate that makes outdoor activities possible even in the late autumn and
Here is a list of major sports facilities. The reception desk at the Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel is available for more details, to report on any sporting events in progress
at the time of your stay, or for reservations for any rental of sports equipment.
For canoeing you can contact the "Canoa Ciane Siracusa", at Via Testaferrata
22. Phone: (++39) 0931 22800.
Cycling is feasible both with your own equipment; Hotel Algilà offers its guests
bicycles for free to get around the city or to reach the beach riding on two wheels. Those
with small children can also be accommodated using the bicycle seats provided.
It is worth noting in this regard the recent inauguration of the new bicycle
lane, with views over the coast of Syracuse.
The reception desk at the Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel is available to provide further information.
The Golf Club Canottieri makes its facilities available (on Viale Pantanelli) to golf enthusiasts and
has a golf pro available.
It also allows you to rent equipment on site.
For fans of equestrian sports there is the Società ippica siracusana, which also offers a riding school and horse therapy with a qualified instructor.
The società has its own facilities in the city (about 50,000 square feet) suitable
for both amateur and professional activities.
Syracuse also boasts the Hippodrome of the Mediterranean, about 55 hectares in area, in Cassibile.
The companies and associations dedicated to the lovers of diving, including scuba
diving and snorkeling, are numerous.
The following are the email contacts for the main ones:
Tennis and match ball can be played at the Tennis Club Siracusa association, at Viale Santa Panagia, 268. Tel (++39) 0931 757988.
Sailing fans can contact the Circolo velico Ribellino, or the Circolo Juvenilia.
There is also a yacht club at the marina in Marzamemi.
Notable among the major races: the Syracuse-Malta (which in even years starts from Malta, and in odd ones from Syracuse) and the Historic Regatta of the neighborhoods of Syracuse. They both take place during the summer.
Aviation enthusiasts have the structure managed by the Avio Club Siracusa, with a runway of 400 meters / 1312 feet in length, in Rinaura, 7 kilometers
/ 4.3 miles from the city. It is possible to arrive by air, but in this case
it is necessary to advise in advance by phone at (++39) 0931 721573 or (++39)
The e-mail address is: email@example.com.
Restoration of the racetrack, also used for Formula 1 races until 1970 and remained unused since then, was
underway in 2011.
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