Modern Syracuse (once one of the most important Greek cities) - a lively city in the south-east coast of Sicily, with a population of about 125 thousand. Man. The city is full delightful ruins, evidence of its long history. After the Greeks ruled the Romans, Vandals, Normans and many others. Many of the city's main attractions are located on a small island in the waters of Ortigia Syracuse. In particular, in this cathedral VII. and the source of Arethusa.