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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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Villa Romana del Casale

The Villa Romana del Casale, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a large and elaborate Roman villa near Piazza Amerina, Sicily.  Excavations have revealed one of the largest collections of Roman mosaics in the world.  The villa dates from the … Continue reading

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