The paradise extolled in Virgil
We invite you to discover Plemmirio, a place that was mentioned by the Roman poet Virgilin the Aeneid. It is a promontory that plunges in the Ionian Sea. This area has been designated the Marine Protected Area. This Nature Reserve was established in 2005 on the south coast of Ortigia, Siracusa historical center. It is one of the UNESCO Sites in Sicily.
The sea of Plemmirio lies on evocative shores such as Cape Murro di Porco and Rive Bianche.
It’s a paradise of 2,500 hectares salt water and beautiful emerald-green seabeds. These have been home to many shipwrecks, amphorae and other archaeological finds. They are now kept in the Museum “Paolo Orsi” of Syracuse.
The seawaters along 15 km of coastline display a variety of colours. They range from turquoise blue to emerald green, and even a thousand shades.