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The Ruins of Segesta

Download our past blogs to your eReader Segesta was founded high upon Mount Barbaro by the Elymian people, one of three Bronze Age cultures that flourished in Sicily before the arrival of overseas powers. Eventually, though, the foreigners came knocking and, after a doomed alliance with Carthage, Segesta attached its fortunes to Athens. The Romans […]

The Archaeological Park of the Neapolis

More from Our Trip to SiracusaIntroduction | Temple of Apollo | Jewish Baths | The Piazza Duomo | Chiesa della Lácrime | Noto On our second day in Syracuse, we made our way to the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis, where some of Sicily’s greatest ruins are bunched together, almost as though our ancient forebears wanted […]

The Temple of Apollo and the Fountain of Arethusa

Book Your Syracuse Hostel Here More from Our Trip to SiracusaIntroduction | Jewish Baths | The Piazza Duomo | The Neapolis | Chiesa della Lácrime | Noto The moment you cross the bridge onto the island Ortigia, where the ancient center of Syracuse is found, you’re confronted with what the word “ancient” truly means. The […]