Sicilia-Siracusa
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"The greatest Greek city, the most beautiful of all" - so said Cicero. The city and the province of the same name are on the east coast of Sicily, on the shores of the Ionian Sea. On the site of the modern Italian city were the famous Syracuse - the birthplace of Archimedes, and now it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many ancient monuments survive here, the most famous are the Ancient Greek Theater, the second largest in the Mediterranean, the walls surrounding the oldest part of the city and the ruins of the Temple of Olympian Zeus, the Temple of Apollo, Demeter and Persephone, the pantheon. In addition to the monuments of antiquity in Syracuse preserved monuments of the Byzantine era, the Middle Ages and modern times: the Basilica of San Giovanni, the Tomb of Our Lady, the Capuchin Quarry, the Church of St. Peter, the Church of San Francesco, the Church of San Giovanni Baggista, the Cathedral, the Bellomo Palace, the Fountain Arethusa, the Palace of Montalto. Today Syracuse is not only the center of trade and culture of Sicily, but also a popular holiday destination. The climate here is favorable for beach holiday - the summer is hot and dry. The sea is clean, shallow and warms up quickly. The swimming season lasts from the beginning of May to the end of October. On the coast, wide sandy beaches alternate with picturesque bays with rocky shores. Region of Syracuse - South-Eastern Sicily. This region includes: the historical center and the nearest neighborhood of the city of Syracuse, as well as the small resort towns of Brucoli and Augusta with modern club hotels. Go to hotels in the region