It’s quite surprising that Syracuse was only declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2005. This historic city in the southeast corner of Italy’s island of Sicily is like a living museum. Wandering around its streets you will be surprised at every turn. A staggering number of ancient and Greek remains await you. The well-preserved 5th century Greek theatre is astounding, seating up to 15,000 spectators – still in use today. There’s also a 3rd century Roman amphitheatre – one of the largest to be found and a vast number of temples, churches, palazzos, museums and cathedrals. After a dizzying amount of historical sites to explore, take a seat at one of the café terraces on the piazzas and enjoy the vibe of this bustling city. Or relax on one of the stunning Syracuse beaches with their white sandy shores. And for one final visit: the Necorpolis of Pantalica – 5,000 tombs cut into the rock – a haunting and extraordinary sight.