Siracusa and the province
Located on the southeast coast of the island, is the fourth largest city in Sicily by population, after Palermo, Catania and Messina, in the past Syracuse was one of the largest cities of the ancient world and among the largest poleis of the greek world . In addition, for over a millennium, until the Islamic conquest of Sicily, it was the most important city in Sicily and the island's capital in the Roman period and Byzantine.
Characterized by great wealth and important historical sidelights, archaeological and landscape on the old profile, Renaissance and Baroque, in 2005 the city was awarded the title of World Heritage by UNESCO in conjunction with the Rock Necropolis of Pantalica.
The city of Syracuse is beautiful and bright, unique to the mixing of the vestiges of ancient Greece, those of Imperial Rome and the Sicilian Baroque that is in the city of Syracuse, his expression very special because of the brightness of the place and the stone . Just arrived in its historic center, the island of Ortigia, you are near the ancient ruins of the Temple of Apollo and a few hundred meters from Piazza Duomo, in which stands the magnificent Baroque facade of the cathedral on the ancient Temple of Athena sort of which It preserves the colonnade, next you will see the church of Saint Lucia to the Abbey, only for the simplicity of the beautiful prospectus and the Senate beautiful example of late Baroque palace designed by Vermexio.
The sitoufficiale the town of Syracuse provides, along with a wide overview of the city, a compendium on its history over the centuries.
Syracuse hosts each year in its Greek Theatre, of which you can see an image in the upper left, the tragedies cycles and classic comedies: a wonderful opportunity to assist during your stay a unique spectacle in the world. To get all the latest information on events, please visit the website of the National Institute of Ancient Drama.
In Ortigia you will live also a beautiful holiday, perhaps bagnandovi in the waters of lidos born on its shores, making shopping in the shops in the center or in the evening by attending the many local characteristic that animate it until late at night.