Siracusa

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Siracusa was at one time the most important Greek city on the coast of Sicily.

The city is noted for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheaters, architecture and association to Archimedes; it is over 2,700 years old, and the city's history reads as a list of Sicily's most famous rulers. Siracusa is mentioned in the Bible – Acts of the Apostles, 28:12 tells of Paul’s visit. Even Plato came here to teach.

Not surprisingly, the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Accordingly, there is plenty to see: the Roman Amphitheater, the largest Greek Amphitheater in the world, and the Ear of Dionysus, a cave with remarkable acoustics.

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