Syracuse: 2700 Years of History & Heritage

Four hours cannot do justice to 2,700 years of history for sure. One evening. That’s all we could spend in the historical city of Syracuse (or Siracusa) in Sicily, Italy, where Archimedes was born.

The massive Greek Theatre, several palazzos and churches, and the Maniace Castle (Castello Maniace) in Syracuse represent the best of Greek, Roman, and Baroque architecture. The city’s architectural monuments have stood the test of time, surviving two earth quakes in 1542 and 1693 and bombings during the Second World War. Syracuse was bestowed a Unesco World Heritage Site in 2005.

In the few hours we had in the city, we explored the Greek Theatre and the Maniace Castle built in twelfth century. These two well-preserved sites and a leisurely stroll through the quaint but modern streets did help us get a feel of the port city.

Syracuse in pictures 

Greek Theatre Syracuse Italy

The Greek Theatre

Greek Theatre Syracuse Italy

Greek Theatre Syracuse Italy

The Roman Amphitheatre, Syracuse, Italy

The Roman Amphitheatre

 

Syracuse Italy

Syracuse Italy

Syracuse Italy

Syracuse Italy

Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse ItalyThe Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle

 

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle

 

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle

 

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle

Museum inside ehe Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Museum inside Maniace Castle

The Maniace Castle, Syracuse Italy

The Maniace Castle, from outside gate

 

Syracuse Italy

 Syracuse Italy

Syracuse Italy

Syracuse is in south-east corner of Sicily. We travelled from Taormina to Syracuse. Catania Fontanarossa Airport is the airport nearest to Syracuse.

1 Comments

  1. Rachit Aggarwal

    Nice Travelogue. Although these historical buildings and theaters are in dilapidated state now still their beauty and mystery always amazes the visitors.

    All the photographs are very beautiful.

    Regards
    Rachit

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