Syracuse, Sicily / Italy
Syracuse is an interesting and beautiful city of about 120.00 inhabitants on the east coast of Sicily. The old town is located on a small island, north and south of it is a port (Porto Piccolo and Porto Grande). The new town on the mainland is, however, mostly the destination of visitors', because there are significant archaeological excavations.
The huge site of the excavations is located in the north-west of the city. There is a Greek theater with a diameter of 24 meters, an amphitheater, catacombs and the "ear of Dionysos", a curious cave, where the sound quite intensifies - all buildings are among the most important and beautiful Greek ruins in Italy. The archaeological museum is also worth a visit.
The old town should also be visited: the baroque cathedral is worth a visit, the shore promenade invites for a stroll or to linger. In the old town you will also find numerous restaurants and cafes.