Palazzolo Acréide

   
 

Set on a hill some 40 km west of Siracusa, Palazzolo Acréide is a mainly Baroque town with one of the most interesting of the province's classical sites lying just outside the modern settlement Palazzolo: Akrai, the first inland colony of Siracusa. It was an important early Christian centre as shown by the number of rock-cut tombs.