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Syracuse

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Pearl of the Mediterranean

Philosopher Cicero once described Syracuse as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all." A powerful city-state of ancient Greece, Syracuse now is the capital of the eponymous Italian province on the eastern coast of Sicily. A pleasant town where the ancient times meet the modern age, Syracuse features a rich Greek history, culture, amphitheaters, and architecture. The birthplace of prominent mathematician Archimedes, this 2,700-year-old city is listed as a World Heritage Site. The historic central area includes several monuments and archeological sites, representing Greek, Roman, and Baroque architecture. Try to explore the region surrounding Syracuse, which offers world-famous cuisine as well as bicycling, hiking, sailing, and scuba diving. Use our Italy road trip app to plan your trip to Syracuse and other destinations in Italy.
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Where to stay in Syracuse

If you're looking for a budget-friendly option in Syracuse, take a peek at what's available by the train station. Many of the most luxurious hotels cluster in Ortigia, the historical center of town. The most exclusive options sit along the pleasant waterfront, with residents enjoying dining terraces and private beaches.
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