Syracuse The Essential
The city extends into the sea via the island of Ortygia, which skirts a charming bay. Syracuse has had an eventful history: Greek colonisation, the period of the city's "tyrants", and the rivalry between Athens and Carthage, as witnessed by numerous remains still visible today. Not forgetting the period when the city passed into the hands of the Romans and became capital of the province of Sicily. The city is home to hidden corners and old mansions that are being restored to their former glory.
The oldest part of the city, the island
Irregular and slightly concave in front