Old City Center Of Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily and the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes.

The city was founded 2700 years ago by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans and became a very powerful city-state. The city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. After the Unification of Italy in 1865, Syracuse regained its status of provincial capital. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, next to the Gulf of Syracuse beside the Ionian Sea.

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