Syracuse. Sicily. Italy. View of the innermost ditch at the Castello di Eurialo, the castle that formed part of the massive Greek defensive installation built to protect Ortygia – ancient Syracuse from invaders. The ditch gave access to a labyrinth of casemates and passages within the castle. The limestone fortifications were imposed by Dionysus the Elder in the 4th century BC and later improved by Hieron II. The fortifications ran for a length of 32 kilometres, totally enclosing the city and are considered the most impressive Greek defences to have survived from antiquity. The castle is seven kilometres from the heart of Syracuse.
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