Hotel Des Etrangers, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Hotel Des Etrangers, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Fonte Aretusa, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Castello Maniace, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

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Castello Maniace, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

HFF - Happy Fence Friday Das Castello Maniace ist eine Festung in Syrakus an der Ostküste Siziliens. Die Festung liegt an der Südspitze der Halbinsel Ortygia, auf der sich auch die Altstadt von Syrakus befindet. Die jetzige Festung Castello Maniace wurde in der Zeit Friedrichs II. von 1232 bis 1240 errichtet. Davor stand dort eine Festung des byzantinischen Heerführers Georg Maniakes. Ihm gelang 1038 die Rückeroberung von Syrakus für die Normannenherrscher, von denen er bezahlt wurde. Syrakus war zuvor in arabischer Hand gewesen. Im Jahre 1704 explodierte in der Festung eine Pulverkammer, die große Teile des Kastellinneren zerstörte. Äußerlich ist die Festung fast unveränderlich erhalten geblieben, im 17. Jahrhundert wurden jedoch die Obergeschosse abgetragen. Seit 2004 kann sie nach einer Renovierung wieder besichtigt werden, da mittlerweile auch das die Besichtigung sehr erschwerende militärische Sperrgebiet im Bereich des Hafens von Syrakus aufgehoben wurde. The Castello Maniace is a citadel and castle in Syracuse, Sicily. It is situated at the far point of the Ortygia island promontory, where it was constructed between 1232 and 1240 by the Emperor Frederick II. It bears the name of George Maniakes, the Byzantine general who besieged and took the city in 1038. Originally, one could only enter the castle over a bridge spanning a moat (now filled). A notable feature of the castle is the decorated portal. Today the castle is open to public and is a local tourist attraction in Syracuse. The first fort was built here in 1038 by George Maniakes, a Greek general and later the Catepan of Italy, after he captured Syracuse from the Arabs on behalf of the Emperor Michael IV. Frederick II, as King of Sicily, had his architect Riccardo da Lentini rebuild it in 1232-1240. King Peter III of Aragon resided here with his family in 1288. From 1305 to 1536 the castle was used as residence by numerous queens of Sicily. In the 15th century it was used as a prison. In the following century it was included in the fortification defending the harbour and the city. A huge explosion damaged it in 1704, after which it was renovated and adapted to the use of guns. Q: Wikipedia

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Römisches Theater, Parco Archeologico, Syracuse

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Parco Archeologico, Syracus, Sicily, Italy

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Syracuse, Sizilien, Italien

Die Stadt Syrakus (italienisch Siracusa) liegt an der Ostküste der italienischen Region Sizilien und ist Hauptstadt der Provinz Syrakus. In der Antike war Syrakus über mehrere Jahrhunderte die größte und mächtigste Stadt Siziliens und dessen kulturelles Zentrum. Marcus Tullius Cicero beschrieb sie als „die größte und schönste aller griechischen Städte“. 2005 erklärte die UNESCO Syrakus zusammen mit der Nekropolis von Pantalica zum Weltkulturerbe mit der Begründung, Syracuse ( Italian: Siracusa,) is a historic city in Sicily, the capital of the province of Syracuse. The city is notable for its rich Greek history, culture, amphitheatres, architecture, and as the birthplace of the preeminent mathematician and engineer Archimedes. This 2,700-year-old city played a key role in ancient times, when it was one of the major powers of the Mediterranean world. Syracuse is located in the southeast corner of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Syracuse next to the Ionian Sea. The city was founded by Ancient Greek Corinthians and Teneans and became a very powerful city-state. Syracuse was allied with Sparta and Corinth and exerted influence over the entirety of Magna Graecia, of which it was the most important city. Described by Cicero as "the greatest Greek city and the most beautiful of them all", it equaled Athens in size during the fifth century BC. It later became part of the Roman Republic and Byzantine Empire. After this Palermo overtook it in importance, as the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually the kingdom would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860. In the modern day, the city is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site along with the Necropolis of Pantalica. In the central area, the city itself has a population of around 125,000 people. The inhabitants are known as Siracusans. Syracuse is mentioned in the Bible in the Acts of the Apostles book at 28:12 as Paul stayed there.[7] The patron saint of the city is Saint Lucy; she was born in Syracuse and her feast day, Saint Lucy's Day, is celebrated on 13 December. © Wikipedia

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Syracuse, Altstadt, Sizilien, Italien

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Agrigento, Sizilien, Italien

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