In its Greek heyday, Syracuse was larger than Athens and home to the great mathematician Archimedes. Located just an hour's drive south of Catania, Syracuse is a great day-trip. Explore the incredible collection of theaters, catacombs and other Greek and Roman ruins at the Neapolis Archaeological Park on the north side of town. Ortygia Island is the heart of the city, still buzzing with life after thousands of years with Baroque palaces and millennia-old temples.
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