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The Italian city of Syracuse located on the eastern coast of Sicily also suffices as the capital of the Syracuse province. It has been known for its beauty from the early days and to protect and safeguard its interests, UNESCO has declared the ancient center of Syracuse a World Heritage site.

Syracuse has been inhabited for many centuries and is known to have been founded in 734 or 733 BC. Greek settlers led by Archias referred to it as the Sirako. The hub of the ancient city was the tiny island of Ortygia. The natives did not pose any opposition to the new settlers and its prosperous growth ensured it made its mark as the most powerful Greek city in the Mediterranean for quite a while.

It saw changes in leadership and dictatorship and began to enjoy the virtues of cultural indulgence from the early days. Syracuse was so powerful that it soon clashed with the Carthaginians, rulers of the Western part of Sicily. The expansion of Syracuse continued and it even went to war against Athens. Syracuse allied with a general from Sparta and rendered Athens at the receiving end.

Though Syracuse did lose some of its popularity it continued to be the capital of the Roman government of Sicily. It also maintained its as a port of trade between Eastern and Western regions of the Roman Empire. Saint Marziano was the first bishop of the city. Syracuse has even witnessed 2 centuries of Muslim dominance. It still flourished as a cultural and artistic center and the famous Ibn Hamdis a 12th century Sicilian poet resided here.

As such Syracuse still showcases architecture of varied rules. The palaces, mosques, forts and other monumental structures are many. There's true heritage to be witnessed and one can almost trace the past through the city roads.

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  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    110 km/h
  • Language
    Italian
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Budget

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Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).
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