Discover the Ancient City of Syracuse on a Sicily Tour
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Discover the Ancient City of Syracuse on a Sicily Tour

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.

Fontana Aretusa on the island of Ortygia

Ortygia Island

View from the seaside street

The Cathedral of Syracuse

White buildings in the Old Town of Syracuse

Beautiful Syracuse

Fountain of Diana in Piazza Archimede

Piazza Duomo

Piazza Duomo

Temple of Apollo

The 2300 year old Greek Theatre

For more information about Syracuse and tours of Sicily we suggest you contact Travel2Italy.


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Mario Janku

Mario is a passionate traveler. He has studied International Business, and by harboring a great desire to travel extensively in the world, he enjoys writing about all the amazing destinations on Travel2Italy’s Blog. Soaking up new cultures, visiting historical sites and meeting many new people along the way are just a few of the things that he loves. On his free time he enjoys writing, cycling, running and, definitely, more traveling.

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