SYRACUSE tourist attractions

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Syracuse is a city in Sicily on the Ionian Sea. Due to its history, ancient, medieval and modern influences intertwine in it. The buildings of the Old Town are on the UNESCO list. It is a significant port and a center of wine, almond, nut and citrus cultivation.

The city was founded by the Greeks in the eighth century BC. One of the greatest explorers of antiquity Archimedes came from here. From ancient times to our time, fragments of the Temple of Apollo, located on the island of Ortigia, as well as Greek and Roman theaters, have interrupted. In the quarries from which ancient construction stone was extracted, there is a cave called the Ear of Dionysius. In addition to its characteristic shape, it also has remarkable acoustic properties. It is not unusual that the tourists coming here start singing or screaming to see how the voice propagates.

The Old Town of Syracuse is located on the island of Ortigia, separated from Sicily by a narrow isthmus. You can get here using two bridges. Most of the local buildings come from the turn of the 17th and 18th centuries because the city was hit by an earthquake in 1693. The cathedral of the Nativity of the Virgin Mary has survived from older buildings, in which the Greek temple of Athena in the Doric style is woven into the walls. Around it is a monumental baroque urban development, which further from the center turns into narrow, cobbled streets with picturesque houses. There are restaurants, bars and cafes on the ground floor.

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