Photo gallery

Photo gallery

The Venationes

Pantalica and water: the Myth of the Anapo River

Giudecca, the hidden Jewish heart of Syracuse

Piazza del Duomo, a sacred place of the ancient Greeks

The Athenaion of the tyrant Gelon

Roman Syracuse, a military power thanks to the genius of Archimedes

The Roman Amphitheatre

Ortygia and water. The Fountain of Arethusa

Giudecca and the earth element. Between gardens and artisan workshops

Neapolis and the air element. The Ear of Dionysius

The Church of San Giovanni alle Catacombe

The Cathedral of Syracuse

Ortygia and the air element. The Gods of Olympus and the Temple of Apollo.

The interior of the Cathedral of Syracuse

The functions of Castello Maniace

A journey to Pantalica

Pantalica and fire. The Metal Age: objects from the culture of Pantalica

Neapolis and fire. The Altar of Hieron and the sacrificial fire

King Hyblon’s kingdom: Pantalica, between history and legend

Nature in Neapolis

The Euryalus Fortress

Neapolis and the earth element. Places of performance: the Greek theatre and the Roman amphitheatre

Pantalica and air. The skies of Pantalica: from hawks to bats

Castello Maniace

Traces of Christianity in Syracuse

The catacombs of San Giovanni

Neapolis and the water element. The Nymphaeum


Giudecca and fire. Cooking and the Jewish religion

The fountain of Diana in Piazza Archimede

Pantalica: where nature and history merge


Giudecca and water. The ritual baths: the Casa Bianca mikveh

The cultural significance of tragedy

The architecture of the Piazza

Criteria for including Syracuse and the Rocky Necropolis of Pantalica in the WHL

Ortygia. Venus rising from the waters of the port

The Neapolis

Giudecca and air. The Basilica of San Giovannello

The Gladiator performances

The Senatorial Palace

Legends and magic echoes in the Latomie of Syracuse

The Ear of Dionysius and the Grotta dei Cordari

Where seas and civilisations meet

The Museion and the Grotta del Ninfeo

The Greek Theatre of Syracuse

The Dionysian Walls: a masterpiece of Greek engineering

Byzantine Pantalica

Temple of Apollo

The Culture of Pantalica

The Jews, a wandering people

Pantalica and the earth element

The Altar of Hieron II: Blood and fire place

Ortygia and the earth element. Piazza del Duomo: discovering the origins.

Syracuse during the tyranny of Dionysius

Ortygia and fire. Archimedes and the invention of the burning mirrors

The Church of St. Lucia to the Abbey

Crypt of San Marciano

The Spanish fortification

Neapolis from past to present

Inside the Cathedral of Ortygia

The Cathedral of Syracuse

The naumachiae: naval battles at the theatre