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I am living in Ortigia (Syracuse, Italy) for a few weeks and am looking for free or cheap things to do, see, and eat while I am here! I'm a backpacker for a budget of 10 Euro or less.
Also - any suggestions as how to get to Mount Etna from here?
Mount Etna is a bit complicated to reach on your own by public transport in one day. Maybe you should consider to book a guided exursion.....Are you staying in a hostel? Then it shouldn't be a problem to hire a car together with other guests. You can drive up to Mount Etna to a height of 1.900 m, where there is already very much to see. The trip to the main crater area at 2.900 m (by cable car and SUV) costs - am sorry - about € 60. But it is worth it, believe me
While in Syracuse you should check out the amazing views from the Roof Garden at:
Des Etrangers Hotel & SPA
Passeggio Adorno, 10-12
96100 Siracusa SR
Have a drink/snack, or enjoy a pasta for roughly 12 Euro.
I hope that’s helpful!