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