Syracuse is a historic city on the island of , the capital of the Italian . The city is notable for its rich Greek and Roman history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes.

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A city gate is a gate which is, or was, set within a city wall. is situated 3 km southeast of Syracuse. Photo: CrniBombarder!!!, Public domain.

Ortygia is a small island which is the historical centre of the city of Syracuse, . is situated 3½ km southeast of Syracuse. Photo: Ludvig14, CC BY-SA 4.0.

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The , formally the Cattedrale metropolitana della Natività di Maria Santissima, is an ancient Catholic church in Syracuse, Sicily, the seat of the Catholic Archdiocese of Siracusa. is situated 3½ km southeast of Syracuse. Photo: Pjt56, CC BY-SA 3.0.


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