Category: Siracusa

Even in English-language texts, I’ve seen one of the cities on Sicily’s eastern coast spelled as both Siracusa and Syracuse. The former is the Italian version. The latter is English. I used the Italian here so no one would confuse it with Syracuse, New York.

I don’t remember ever being to Syracuse, New York. If I have been, it was many years ago and only briefly. Nevertheless, I imagine it’s impossible to confuse the two.

The Sicilian Siracusa is a beautiful city lousy with both Greek and Roman ruins, along with some beautiful, still standing old buildings.

This is a subcategory of “Italy” and a sub-subcategory or “Europe.”

Siracusa Mainland

Today, I spent the day on mainland Siracusa, visiting sites all located within about a ten-minute walking radius of my hotel. Sadly, I didn’t make...

Ortigia (Siracusa)

Before I get into this post on Ortigia, I need to correct something that might have been misleading in yesterday’s post. There, I said that,...