Name of the favourite place:
Syracuse, Sicily, ItalyWhy I chose it? What made it so special?:
In antiquity, and in its glory days as one of the main centers of Greek civilisation and military prowess, Syracuse was composed of five major areas, the names of which have remained to the present day Akradina, Tike, Epipolis, Neapolis and Ortigia, which in the time of the Greeks were known as "Pentapolis" ("Five Cities"). Though sometimes incorporated in to more recent structures, there are plenty of reminders of the Greek and Corinthian eras in these ancient quarters, in the Greek and Roman theatres, the tomb of Archimedes, the Fount Arethusa and the Ear of Dionysus, to name but a few. Syracuse was in fact the last bastion to Greek culture to fall during the changing fortunes of the Island with the Roman invasion centuries later. Ortigia, apart from its untouched Greek monuments, has other buildings such as the Greek temples to Apollo and Athena which are now themselves enshrined and incorporated into the more modern Duomo.Name of the „dream” place:
Cinque Terre, ItalyWhy I think it’s worth to see?:
The Cinque Terre (Five Towns) is a string of five fishing villages perched high on the Ligurian Riviera which until recently were linked only by mule tracks and accessible only by rail or water. An ancient system of footpaths is still the best way to visit the five villages: Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore. The Cinque Terre is noted for its beauty. Over centuries, people have carefully built terraces to cultivate grapes and olives on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the Mediterranean Sea. The breathtaking views of harbours far below the wild but hospitable coastline along with the medieval fortresses and plentiful vines and vibrant colours make this a memorable holiday.
Main tourist attractions:
- Five very beautiful, vividly coloured villages located on cliffs overlooking the sea.
- Hundreds of walking trails passing through the virgin landscape with very beautiful nature and breath-taking scenery.
- Old castles, walls and other ancient structures.
- Plenty of small beaches that fit every taste, including wild and secluded ones.