Siracuse is among one of the most noble and elegant cities of the whole Mediterranean Sea. It is rich in charm, history and has an enviable natural scenery.
Since 2005, it has been declared patrimony of UNESCO and is known for its beauty deriving from a noteworthy history and culture. It was once the largest of all Greek cities in ancient times, equal to Athens. A real and proper cultural centre, which gave birth to important characters, such as the scientist Archimede, and where Platone loved spending a great part of his time.
Today, the city is divided into two different nucleos: the urban part of the city and Ortigia.
This last mentioned is a beautiful historic island connected to the city, half belonging to an always more popular area for tourism. On its surface of only one square kilometre it is possible to admire architectonic beauties of various historical periods: starting from the first pre-historic settlements to the Baroque patrimony of Humanity, passing through numerous Greek, Bizantine and Norman eras.