Siracusa (Syracuse in English) is a small city of 123000 inhabitants located on the western coast of Sicily close to its southern tip. Siracusa has a long 2700-years history, and has played an important role in antiquity. The city was founded by Greek settlers from Corinth in 734 BC and became the most important city of the Magna Grecia area in southern Italy. After conquest by the Romans, Siracusa experienced a period slow decline. Nowadays only the Neapolis archaeological area reminds of the ancient times. The historic core of Siracusa on Ortygia island contains many beautiful renessaince and baroque era buildings. Siracusa and the rocky necropolis of Pantalica have been listed as UNESCO world heritage sites since 2005.

01 Greek theatre 02 Greek theatre 03 Seat rows in Greek theatre 04 Seat rows in Greek theatre
05 Greek theatre 06 Via dei Sepolcri 07 Rock chamber 08 Ear of Dionysius grotto 09 Ear of Dionysius cave entrance
10 Ear of Dionysius cave 11 Ear of Dionysius grotto 12 Roman amphitheatre 13 Roman amphitheatre 14 Roman amphitheatre
01 Bay of Syracuse 02 Waterfront at sunset 03 Waiting for the sunset 04 Ortigia island at sunset
05 Bay of Syracuse at sunset 06 Bay of Syracuse 07 Bay of Syracuse
08 Castello Maniace castle 09 Castello Maniace gate 10 Castello Maniace castle 11 Corridor in Castello Maniace 12 Castello Maniace castle
13 Castello Maniace castle 14 Castello Maniace castle 01 Madonna delle Lacrime church 02 Madonna delle Lacrime church 03 Madonna delle Lacrime church
04 Magnolia tree flowers 05 Pastries 06 Pastries 07 Karrubini pastries
08 Eureka pastries 09 Papyrus plant 10 Papyrus plant 01 Cathedral of Syracuse 02 Cathedral of Syracuse 03 Townhall
04 Fountain of Arethusa 05 Waterfront at sunset 06 Restaurants on waterfront 07 Duomo square 08 Banco di Sicilia bank
09 Minerva cafe at dusk 10 Duomo square at night 11 Duomo square at night 12 Town hall at night
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