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Travel Blogs from Syracuse
... of which was from the year I was born. we stopped at a half buried house from the 1983 flow. On the east side is the valley of the ox, which is where multiple years worth of the lava flows down into.
We got up to the 2000m point where there were a couple of really good craters, and we were left for an hour to explore. one of the craters was quite steep, but I joined the Romanians in the climb for some awesome pics.
After our mini hike we were driven to ...
... Greek temple in Italy, and the second most ancient in the world, and is pretty awesome... Further on, in the piazza duomo is the Syracuse cathedral, which has been built in a baroque style, but around another Greek temple, which was amazing, as you can still see the columns inside the cathedral.
After a further wander down to the coastline, I found a tiny piece of beach, where I realised I've spent all ...
... set high on a mountain, Mt Tauro, and also goes down to the sea! It is a beautiful coast line. There is a cable car that takes you up and down if you wish.
We spent our time wandering the town
and seeing the Greek theatre, still in use,
the Roman odeon (1st C AD) behind St. Catherine's Church,
the Roman baths, the many squares and churches
and the beautiful public gardens where ...
... seems a bit of sport to the bus drivers and most defiantly a game of chicken, the buses, with their size bully the cars. Think Great Ocean road, reduce the width by a third and ten fold the degree of difficulty. By the way the views are to die for!! Meet the train at Salerno, this is now going to take most of the day as we are to travel right the way down to the bottom of Italy right along the coast. I catch up with my words as have been busy creating them in a ...