"Siracusa: a Sicilian gem" Top 5 Page for this destination Siracusa by MikeBird
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I couldn't possibly hope to encapsulate the wonderful history of this ancient city and port. Much has been written about it and so I suggest you visit other websites to acquire a fuller and more detailed summary but in essence Syracusa was, from the 8th century BC, a major Greek colony - Archimedes was born and lived here - before being ransacked by the Romans. They in turn were overrun by Barbarians and later Byzantines, Arabs and Normans. Following a major earthquake in 1693 much of the city was rebuilt in the Baroque style. With such a diverse range of influences it's hardly surprising that the city is a fascinating place to visit with plenty to interest the visitor.
- Pros:Steeped in history and atmosphere
- In a nutshell:Indulge yourself in the atmosphere of this place
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