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Siracusa on Sicily. Some small, traditionally decorated boats are moored up in a quiet corner of the old port.

The town has a lot of charm: Greek ruins, citrus orchards, baroque piazzas, miedeval streets ...it's a a city that has existed for 3000 years,
Once Syracuse was the largest city in the ancient world, bigger even than Athens and Corinth. It was founded by colonists from Corinth, who arrived on the island of Ortygia in 734 BC. Victory at the Battle of Himera in 480 BC made way for a golden age. Art and culture thrived. The finest intellectuals of the age flocked to Syracuse. Syracuse's independence abruptly was brought to an end in 211 BC when invading Romans breached the city's defences, ingeniously devised by Archimedes.
Later the plague and several earth quakes reduced Siracusa to a rather normal provincial town. But still very very beautiful.


Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/italy/sicily/syracuse#ixzz3ODZyJo8R

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  • Copyright: frank lisborg (unclehotshot) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 557 W: 47 N: 680] (4004)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2014-02-11
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Exposição: f/4, 1/800 segundos
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  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2015-01-08 0:33
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