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Province of Syracuse

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Syracuse is a historic city in Sicily, 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. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, next to the Gulf of Syracuse beside the Ionian Sea.The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth and exerted influence over the entirety of Magna Graecia, of which it was the most important city. Described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it equaled Athens in size during the fifth century BC. It later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. After this Palermo overtook it in importance, as the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the kingdom would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.
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Popular things to do in Province of Syracuse

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History Museum
Museo Archeologico Regionale Paolo Orsi Syracuse
4.1
Duration: 1 hour
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Church
Duomo di Siracusa Syracuse
4.7
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Walking Area
Centro Storico Noto
4.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Ruin
Teatro Greco Syracuse
3.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Province of Syracuse

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World heritage site
Necropolis of Pantalica Pantalica
4.4
Duration: 4 hours
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Castle
Azienda Agricola Pupillo Syracuse
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Church
Chiesa di San Filippo Apostolo Syracuse
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Chiesa di Santa Lucia alla Badia Syracuse
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Province of Syracuse

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Religious Site
St. Nicholas Cathedral Noto
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
Forti Garsia e Vittoria Augusta
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
Historic Site
Ruderi della Chiesa di Sant'Andrea Buccheri
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Province of Syracuse

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Beach
Spiaggia Calamosche Noto
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Park
Tecnoparco Museo di Archimede Syracuse
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Specialty Museum
L'Angolo del Papiro Syracuse
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Spiaggia Fontane Bianche Fontane Bianche
2.2
Duration: 1h 30 min

Wildlife in Province of Syracuse

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Wildlife Area
Anaktoron di Pantalica Sortino
4.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Dolphin / Whale Watching
Harmony Tours Syracuse
4.7
Duration: 6 hours
Reef
Faro del Capo di Santa Croce Augusta
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Beaches in Province of Syracuse

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Beach
Lido Arenella Syracuse
2.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Beach
Sbarcatore dei Turchi Augusta
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Sikelia Syracuse
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Beach
Spiaggia Scalo Mandrie Portopalo di Capo Passero
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Winery / Vineyard
Cantina Ramaddini Marzamemi
4.1
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Island
Ortigia Syracuse
4.8
Duration: 4 hours
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Cave
Cavagrande del Cassibile Avola
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min