Piazza Archimede is named for Archimedes, who was a scientist, mathematician and astronomer of Ancient Greece, lived in Syracuse and was killed during the Second Punic War by Roman soldiers.


Our 2013 Holiday

In Sicily


We happened by the Fonte Aretusa or Fountain of Diane while strolling around the old town section of Siracusa, which is located on the island of Ortygia, first colonized by the Greeks 2,700 years ago.


The fountain of Diane recounts the tale of Arethusa, a river nymph, who spurned the advances of the river God Alpheus and wished to remain a chaste attendant to Diane.

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Our first view of Sicily
Mount Etna
More of Mount Etna
The mountain town of Randazzo
More mountain towns
The old town of Siracusa
The Cathedral of Syracuse
Strolling around old town
The Greek Theatre in Syracuse
Villa Romano del Casale
San Cataldo
More of San Cataldo
Valley of the Temples
More Valley of the Temples
Wandering north to Palermo
Palermo Cathedral
Capo Street Market in Palermo
Four Corners & Piazza Pretoria
The Fountain of Shame
Caccamo Castle
The Town of Caccamo
Food Court, Sicilian Style
Palermo Harbor
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