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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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A day in Noto, Sicily

We had a short but pleasant stop to see the picturesque town of Noto.   The town of Noto has been here for centuries, but the Noto of today was almost totally rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693.  It is a … Continue reading

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