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... where Archimedes discovered displacement of water (eureka!) and, if memory serves me correctly, marine cement was first used/invented, Orytigia is a charming old sea-side town. we visited several piazzas and chiesas, including the cathedral/duomo, as well as the old fortress at the outer tip of the island. We also walked the promenade near the port at sunset. Perhaps most impressive aspect of old Siracusa/Orytigia ...
... city plan.
The greatest point of interest of our Syracuse visit was the cathedral. It is a beautiful building, which documents the cities history. The structure began its life as Greek temple dedicated to Athena, but was later transformed into a church, but its origins are still visible. What was the front of the temple, became the back (apse) of the cathedral. The most striking structural difference between a Greek temple and a ...
... with his camera. We now also have a photo with him! And he ends the meal with four homemade cannelloni. Everything was just so tasty. The ambience, friendliness – and our pleasure in spending our money with what is clearly a family operation made us feel good. It’s Trattoria Encuentro, Via Maestranza 17.
Sometimes the connection with someone is through the written word. We visited the Archimedes Museum and I stopped dead in ...
... got the drift of the story (the quest for lovely Angelica and fighting off the Moors) and enjoyed both the spectacle and the skill of the puppeteers. On Monday we walked a couple of kilometres to Siracusa's archaeological park and viewed the Greek theatre (still in use), the Roman amphitheatre, a 'street' of caves made for the dead and a huge quarry site where much of the limestone used for the local buildings was hewn.
On Tuesday we head to Rome for the last three days of our ...
We arrived home on Friday night but our bags spent an extra day on vacation taking an extended tour of various eastern Delta hubs(Bags route - Catania-Rome-NYC-Atlanta-Dallas-Atlanta -Little Rock).
We spent our last day in Siracusa (Syracuse), a lovely and very Greek city which reminded us that, in spite of all the other cultures that influenced Sicily, the Greeks provided the foundation for all that was to come.
Siracusa was the largest ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility