Catacombs of Syracuse
Dating back to ancient times, the Syracusan catacombs are considered second in importance and size only to those of Rome and are definitely a destination that deserves to be visited both by those who love history and culture, both by those who went on holiday in the lovely city Sicilian which is Syracuse. It is underground cemeteries, archaeological sites and one of the best kept of Syracuse, in which they were built several Catacombs: those of St. John, Vigna Cassia and Saint Lucia. In particular, the Catacombs of St. John are traditionally famous for hosting St. Paul, who would preach to the early Christians of the West. The Catacombs of Vigna Cassia, however, so called from the name of the owner of the vineyard above at the time of the discovery, were built around the 256 AD and the different traces of ancient frescoes, and are also connected to the less famous catacombs of Santa Maria Jesus closed to the public, are the largest in Sicily, as well as the Catacombs of Saint Lucia, also closed to the public back to 220-230 AD and in them there is an ancient chapel decorated with Byzantine paintings. Are therefore visited the Catacombs of St. John, however, rich in charm and mystery and capable of transmitting a charming seduction to visitors.