Syracuse is a medium sized city on the eastern coast of Sicily, Italy.
There are many places of interest, most of them in two areas: the island of Ortigia (Ortygia) reflects the early modern or baroque period. Neapolis, the "new town", is older by about 2000 years.
Syracuse is also a good base for exploring south-east Sicily, including the Baroque towns of Ragusa and Noto, several archaeological sites, and the lively city of Catania.
"Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica" have been listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
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