Syracuse (Siracusa) is a 2700-year-old city of Sicily, founded by Ancient Greeks. Described by Cicero as “the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all”. The other Syracuse in the state of New York, United States – that was founded in the 19th century and now has a population of 145 000 – was named after the classical city. The Sicilian (or Italian, or Greek) Syracuse has a downtown listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. It’s name is Ortygia (Ortigia) and it’s located on a small island that is connected to the southeast corner of Sicily. Ortygia is full of memorable faces with welcoming smiles on them. To spend a few days in this Val Di Noto Baroque place is like becoming a character of a novel. A novel with lot of colors, humor, style and sea(food), of course. And – hopefully – a big Happy End! 🙂 Now, I will guide you through it by my photos in 20 steps.