The second one: the problem of stray dogs. As well as for management of garbage, so also for the protection of animals, in Sicily are still about 50 years ago.
It can happen to encounter gangs of stray dogs on the street, as in the center of the city.
Despite the presence on the territory of Legambiente (an office was close to where I was staying), no one cares to trace the microchip of a dog or to provide against this dangerous phenomenon.
What shocked me was seeing from my car window while we were going to the airport, a stray Newfoundland, rummaging in the garbage together with 5 other dogs, even with the collar at the neck and also the medal. It was definitely a dog belonged to some tourists and lost a few months ago, but no one has ever bothered to see what was written on that medal!
Here in Syracuse this is virtually impossible.
Because of mass tourism with the arrival of tripadvisor, with the many travel blogs and forums about discussions on holidays, now everyone knows where to find the paradise. The result is that everywhere, even in the hardest beaches to reach, often your beach towel is located at a distance less than 1 meter from that of another person or family.
If you’re looking for a marvellous sea, clean and transparent, you’re however in the right place, everywhere in Sicily.
The most crowded beaches in Syracuse: Fontane Bianche, S. Lorenzo, Arenella however benefit a wonderful, incredible, sea.