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Things to Do in Syracuse Sicily, Italy;  A Greek Adventure

Italy – Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica

Syracuse is a place related to both art and torture. Once you get to the archaeological place, you will have to visit Ortygia (Ortigia), that is 10 minutes from the site.

Ortygia is the actual old city of Syracuse and one of the most beautiful and traditional looking cities in Sicily, Italy. It is a 10 minutes drive from the archaeological site.

What to see in Syracuse Sicily

Allocate time to just walk in and around the city of Ortygia and visit the ancient quarry, the ancient Greek theater and the Roman amphitheater. The ancient locations are in the same area all together.

Ancient Quarry of Syracuse, a place of torture

This is the location were war prisoners were sent. Now covered with green, looks like a pretty nice spot but it was not like that. Just get to the bottom of it and explore the caves and you will understand why. It was called the Latomie De Paradiso…

Among the caves exists one that was called “The Ear of Dionysius”. Dionysius was the tyrant of that era.

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A Visit to the Archaeological Park of Siracusa, Sicily; Bill De Giulio; Wander Wisdom

Italy – Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica

As faith, luck, and history would have it, two of the most significant ancient archaeological sites from both Greek and Roman history are situated adjacent to one another in the northwest corner of Siracusa. The Neapolis Archaeological Park of Siracusa contains the stunning Greek Theatre as well as the Roman Amphitheater that combine to make this one of the greatest archaeological sites in all of Italy.

The Roman Amphitheater here is one of the largest amphitheaters ever constructed and dates back to the 3rd century AD. The star attraction of the park, however, is the very well preserved Greek Theatre, which dates back to at least the 5th century BC. The Archaeological Park, along with the entire city of Siracusa, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005, a distinction that is well deserved.

Upon entering the Archaeological Park you will first encounter the Roman Amphitheater. The Romans use of their amphitheaters was much different than that of the Greeks.

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