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Syracusa (Syracuse) is a port city on the southeast coast of Sicily Island (Italy) and capital of Syracuse province, with population around 125,000. The town is notable for its Ancient Greek history, architecture, culture and famous for being birthplace of the Greek mathematician and engineer Archimedes (287-212 BC).
This Ionian Sea port city played an important role in ancient times, when it was among the major powers in the Mediterranean. Established by Corinthians and Teneans as city-state, Syracuse allied with Corinth and Sparta and exerted influence over the entire Magna Graecia (Great Greece), of which it was part. During the 5th century BC, Syracuse equaled in size Athens. Later, it became part of Roman Republic (509-27 BCand Byzantine Empire (395–1453 AD). Palermo later overtook it in importance becoming capital of Regnum Siciliae (Kingdom of Sicily / 1194-1254). Eventually, Regnum Siciliae was united with Regnum Neapolitanum (Kingdom of Naples / 1282-1816).
The city is mentioned in Holy Bible (Acts of Apostles, 28:12). Saint Lucy (city's patron saint) was born here. Saint Lucy's Day (her feast day) is celebrated on December 13.
Port Siracusa cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Siracusa, Sicily, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.