Syracuse Catacombs

The Syracuse Catacombs are underground cemeteries dating from ancient Age, is the first imperial age that the next late empire and considered second in importance and scope only to those of Rome.

The Catacombs of San Giovanni are famous, according to tradition, to have accommodated in the adjacent crypt of San Marziano, the first bishop of Syracuse, the apostle Paul, who would preach the first Western Christians. Martian o Marciano in 39 was sent from St. Peter of Antioch in Syracuse to preach the gospel. They were built between 315 and 360 A.D. later he tampered with to search for the bodies of saints and treasure and is only open to the public and fully explored. They are located in Akradina district.

L'Isola di Ortigia

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