|Saint Paul, standing guard outside the Syracuse Cathedral.|
Copyright, Jim LaneThe Venice of Sicily?
Copyright, Jim LaneSyracuse today--as Italian as Venice without the troublesome canals.
Copyright, Jim LaneSyracuse missed out on the benefits of modern-
day city planning the 1696 earthquake allowed
|The present-day residents of Syracuse don't refer to the island portion of their city as the "old town" for nothing. It's pretty hard to move a seaport and start over from scratch. Mount Etna can be seen in the background.|
Copyright, Jim LaneThe Syracuse Cathedral--Sicilian Baroque at its best.
|First it was a Greek temple, then an|
Arab mosque, and finally, about a thousand
years ago, it became a cathedral.