There was a night 2500 years ago, when a group of settlers from distant Corinth, in Greece, arrived in the island of Ortigia. None of them could ever have imagined that that small island would become one of the most famous and powerful cities of the ancient world.
In the classical era, renowned personalities such as Aeschylus, Plato, Archimedes inhabited the metropolis weaving together their stories with the myth. Tyrants such as Gelone and Dionisio made the former powers tremble and even the invincible Athens saw its glory forever destroyed between the rocks of “Porto Grande” and those of the latomie.
Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans fell in love with that city that lay on the sea, with its sunsets, its silences and its soft shapes and anyone who passes through Siracusa for pleasure or for work cannot help but leave a piece of their heart here.
Today, rich in history and memory, the city of Siracusa and Ortigia welcome tourists by telling them about glorious times and unrepeatable days. The voices of the philosophers, the screams of the soldiers and the whispers of the nymphs still echo in the ancient ruins of the city, and keep telling us the ancient stories that the caresses of the sea and the sighs of the wind will imprint forever on our senses.