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HISTORY, MYTHS AND CULTURE

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Siracusa, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, is the ideal setting to undertake or further your study of Greek and Roman history. This captivating city, renowned around the world for the most famous of its early citizens, Archimedes, was at the time of Dionysius I the most important centre of the hellenistic civilization in Sicily and later became a strategic hub within the Roman empire. It has been the inspiration for countless myths and legends such as the romantic tale of Alpheus and Arethusa or the alleged burning of the invading Roman ships by Archimedes, ingeniously using huge mirrors placed on a hill top castle.

Over the centuries, the Byzantine, Arab, Norman and Spanish dominations of Siracusa, have each left indelible traces of their passing. Today Siracusa is a vibrant modern city preserving the wealth of culture accumulated over 2,700 years of history.

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ACTIVITIES

This intriguing course offers in-depth understanding of the origins of Siracusa and Sicily, by combining 3 hours of classroom study with Italian native speaking History and Archaeology teachers with engaging afternoon and weekend guided tours of the sites studied. Depending on the duration of the course chosen, these tours include:

  • The Greek Theatre and Archaelogical Park
  • The Temple of Athena and Maniace Castle in Ortygia
  • The Crypt and Catacombs of St. John
  • The interactive museum of Archimedes
  • The Roman Villa del Tellaro
  • The Baroque city of Noto
  • The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • The Roman hill-top town of Taormina

                PRICE LIST (per week) 

  • Class Lessons
  • Excursions
  • 24 Hour Support
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • without accommodation
    400
    • 20
    • INCLUDED
    • INCLUDED
  • Italian Host Family
    650
    • 20
    • INCLUDED
    • INCLUDED
    • Host Family
    • INCLUDED

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