Discover the Ancient City of Syracuse on a Sicily Tour
The Sicilian city of Syracuse is a wonderland. Divided in two, a small part of town is the Ortygia island and mostly in Sicily, Syracuse is considered by experts one of the oldest cities in the world.
The city has retained to this day Greek influence in the architectural style. Echoes of ancient civilizations still resound in the streets of this coastal city, and Baroque architecture narrates its eventual rebirth as sun, sand and sky envelop it with their brilliance. A journey to this corner of Sicily awakens profound sensations, as if you were crossing the threshold of time to go back thousands of years. You can feel it as you walk through Syracuse’s streets, where precious testimonials recall with great force the splendor of Magna Graecia, and step by step, accompany the visitor through the eras that had strong impacts on Syracuse’s history: Romans and Byzantines, Arabs and Normans, Swabians and Aragonese - all wrote a portion of the history here. Neapolis, Acradina, Ortygia, Tyche, and Epipoli are the quarters of the ancient city.
For those enjoying a Sicily vacation today, Syracuse is not to be missed. It is relatively easy to visit in a day throughout a Sicily tour, though obviously deserves rather more time. A visit can be split into two easy parts: one dedicated to the archaeological site, the other to the island of Ortygia.
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