Siracusa, Sicily

Syracuse 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 spot is a cruiser’s favorite, namely because it is on en enormous and well protected bay, which means free anchoring! Siracusa was once the Roman city ion Sicily, and still features a beautiful old city with piazzas, duomos, markets and great restaurants, and it is just cool. I love this town, it is absolutely perfect. What you dream of in a port.
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Lightening storm hit as we were setting the hook. Lucky me, I get to drive while Neal works the anchor. Me dry, Neal wet.
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The market is truly a favorite and the variety of tomatoes is unsurpassed.
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The main piazza is beautiful featuring a church carved of creamy limestone. People gather to spend the evening at cafes with friends while kids play in the piazza. That evening scene, that feeling of whiling away the evening to the sound of kids playing, an accordion player, and another POPping of a Prosecco bottle, is for me, the best of Europe in a nutshell.
Siracusa Piazza

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