Category Archives: Italy

Catania, Sicily

We wrapped up our tour of Sicily in Catania, on the east coast.  On a clear day, we should be able to look down Via Etna and see Mt Etna.  But not today.    Founded in 729 BC, Catania was … Continue reading

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Ortygia and Syracuse, Sicily

At one time, Syracuse was the largest city in the ancient world, larger than either Athens or Corinth!  It was the birthplace of Archimedes, the mathematician and engineer.  This city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Ortygia … Continue reading

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