The Archeology of Siracusa

Goliarda Sapienza
January 23, 2021
January 24, 2021
Goliarda Sapienza
January 23, 2021
January 24, 2021
After Map of Antique Siracusa, V. Mirabella 17th century

The Archeology of Siracusa

Siracusa has certainly been at the epicentre of extraordinary cultural and historical factors from prehistory to today. Across the centuries, Siracusa has been described by a definition of Cicero’s, who in the Verrines writes of Siracusa:
“maxima et pulcherrima urbium grecarum”
...the greatest and most beautiful of the Greek cities...
Cicero came to Siracusa, Cicero knew Siracusa, Cicero describes Siracusa with evocative words...
Giuseppe Voza
Soprintendente Emerito dei Beni Culturali di Siracusa
February 18, 2022

The Food Culture of Siracusa

Palazzo Cappellani ospita principalmente la collezione del materiale archeologico recuperato durante gli scavi archeologici condotti dal barone Gabriele Judica nei primi decenni del XIX secolo nel sito archeologico di Akrai
January 31, 2022

Gastro-archeology of Siracusa

What the culinary specialties from Siracusa were at the time of the Dinomenids, Dionigi, Timoleonte or the time of Verres compared to the cuisine of the other Greek colonies of Sicily or southern Italy, I truly could not say.
October 5, 2021

Siracusa The Greatest and most Beautiful

Greek geographer Strabo described the opulence of the city in these words: “Siracusa found itself in a condition of such wealth that the name of its inhabitants became proverbial; for it was said of those who were too rich that “The tithe of the Syracusans would not be sufficient for them”.
May 30, 2021

The Botany of the Neapolis Park

Nel parco della Neapolis, il tessuto connettivo di verde ha avuto nel progetto la funzione di infrastruttura “naturale” tra i monumenti, oltre che di barriera visiva e isolamento dal contesto della città moderna costruita al suo intorno.
April 23, 2021

Siracusa: a short story

Traveller, pause for a moment. Take a break from all this rushing between outdoor coffee-shop tables and souvenir shops, and listen to what I have to say. Over 2700 years ago, I saw Greek ships arriving on a deserted Ortigia and colonists build a temple and a city on the highest point of the island. I saw their numbers grow and prosper, and transform Siracusa.
April 21, 2021

The Altar of Hieron II

This corner of Siracusa tells us of emotions and events that have origins in a distant past. In the collective imagination, this history survives only in faded memories or words in books, but here, it comes to life and appears in front of your eyes.