SYRACUSE

Syracuse, the provincial capital, famous cities of the east coast of Sicily, five districts form the ancient city Achredina, Tyché, Neapolio, Epipolia, Ortygia. And ‘the latter of which is the old town, the most interesting to visit. Syracuse is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. The monuments, ruins, works of art, statues, provide a complete picture of the history of this city.

Founded by Greeks from Corinth in 734, the town of Ortygia would become the Western center of Hellenism. Under the tyrant Hiero, the city enjoyed great prosperity. He was defeated by Athens, and suffered the fate of many Sicilian cities passing into the hands of the Saracens and Normans, before undergoing the Aragonese and Bourbon domination.

The historical / archaeological evidence of ancient rulers are:

The Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre, the Ear of Dionysius, The Fountain of Arethusa.

The Greek Theatre was built in the rock of Colle Temenite, is the largest plant is ancient theater scenery was built by Hiero, still hosts “THE SEASON OF GREEK THEATER IN SYRACUSE”, http://www.indafondazione.org/

Syracuse is famous in the world, especially in Scandinavia, especially Sweden, for the religious festival of Saint Lucia (December 13).

The Bed and Breakfast Opera is just an hour drive from Syracuse, in the beautiful Greek Mediterranean