Archimedes’ Syracuse

Archimedes’ Syracuse, Syracuse, Italy (B)

Syracuse is one of the most elegant cities of Sicily, having a picturesque harbor, medieval town, colorful streets, and ancient sites. The old town is Ortygia, surrounded by stylish baroque buildings, shops, restaurants, and many vibes.

Syracuse was established in 734 BC when Corinthian colonists arrived. Then it became appealing for the other colonists to move since there were rich sources of water across the city. In the ancient world, Syracuse was a Mediterranean Metropol that was even larger than Athens and Corinth with five towns: Ortyga, Archradina, Tyche, Epipolae, and Neapolis. The city was well-fortified and had an immersive naval power.

Today Syracuse is Sicily’s one of the biggest cities that consist of 21 municipalities and 123,510 inhabitants. The city's multi-cultural history makes it so appealing to visit that Syracuse was once under the settlement of Arabs, Normans, Spaniards, and Byzantines. Piazza Archimedes, Ortyga Market, and Piazza Duomo are the famous sites that are worthwhile to visit. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Archimedes’ Syracuse
Guide Location: Italy » Syracuse
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Begum Erten-uyumaz
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Archimedes Statue
  • Temple of Apollo
  • Roman Amphitheater
  • Greek Theatre
  • Ear of Dionysius Cave
  • Cathedral of Syracuse
  • Parco Archeologico della Neapolis