Syracusa is a historic city in Sicily, capital of the province of Syracuse. It is notable for its rich Greek history, architecture, amphitheatres, culture and as the birthplace of the mathematician and engineer Archimedes. The 2,700-year-old city played an important role in ancient times, when it was among the major powers of Mediterranean world. Syracuse is situated in the southeast corner of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse close to Ionian Sea.
The city was established by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans. In ancient times it became a powerful city-state. The city of Syracuse was allied with Corinth and Sparta and exerted influence over Magna Graecia's entirety, of which it was the major city. Described as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all" by Cicero, it equaled in size Athens during the 5th century BC. Later, it became part of Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. Palermo later overtook it in importance, as capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the kingdom was united with Kingdom of Naples to form Two Sicilies until the 1860 Italian unification.
In the modern day, Syracusa is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO along with the Necropolis of Pantalica. In its central area, Syracuse has a population of about 125,000 people. Its total area is 204.1 km2 (78.8 ml2). The inhabitants are called Siracusans. The city is mentioned in the Bible in the Acts of Apostles book at 28:12 as Paul stayed there. Saint Lucy is the patron saint of the city. She was born in Syracuse. Saint Lucy's Day, her feast day, is celebrated on December 13.
Highlights: Greek theatre & temples, Pantalica Gorge, Akrai remains
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