Walking until the end of Via Roma road will bring you to Lungomare d'Ortigia at the southern end of island. Here views open towards Castello Maniace and Spirito Santo church accompanied by line of civil houses with historic facades at one side; the other buildings to your left are collection of new and old, some painted with fresh pastel colors, maybe (future) hotels.
Deep wall doesn't allow you to touch the sea here - here the island dominates upon the smooth surface of water and it's sharply divided from it. It was nice and clear when we visited Siracusa but it can be all different on moody winter day.
Siracusa is for wandering...
"Two nights on Ortigia, Siracusa"
Siracusa, and more specifically, Ortigia, is probably the jewel of Sicilian cities in my humble opinion. Siracusa will offer plenty of activities to suit most people. During the day visit the archaeological sites and museums or catch a bus a few kilometres south to one of the sprawling beaches.
"Night time strolls"
Meander through the maze of narrow streets on Ortigia in the evenings and choose from a selection of great bars, trattorias and restaurants. Stroll as far as you can along the western side of the peninsula to the southern tip and you'll end up at the fantastic trattoria mentioned in my restaurant tips, Taverna Sveva.
"A few great buildings all in one piazza"
This is the Duomo set amongst some of the most spectacular group of buildings on Ortigia which include the Municipio, Palazzo Beneventano and the late 17th century church, Santa Lucia alla Badia all found in the Piazza del Duomo.