Siracusa was founded in the 8th century BC by Greeks from Corinth. It was one of the most important cities in Sicily and played a great role politically and culturally until it was conquered by the Romans and systematically plundered. Before that, however, Aischylos was there, Pindar was there, Plato was there, Archimedes was even born there...

City views



The Temple of Apollo




Greek columns carrying a Christian church



The Fonte Aretusa



The Greek Theatre



The Ear of Dionysios



The Roman theatre



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