This historic town enjoys a splendid location atop Mount Erice. You’ll find remains from the Elmyian, Phoenician, Moorish and Norman periods of the island’s history, including the Pepoli and Venus Castles.
History of Sicily
Once one of the most important cities in the ancient world, Siracusa (or Syracuse) retains much of its ancient Greek and Roman history, as well as more recent structures such as the wonderful cathedral.
The spectacular Roman amphitheatre and beautiful Doric Temple at Segesta provide an incredible insight into the architectural skills of Sicily’s earlier inhabitants. The lofty position of the temple offers unrivalled views over the surrounding countryside.