*that famous astronomer, Archimedes, was born here in 287 BC.
*there are many civilizations that ruled Syracuse. After the Romans, who conquered the Greeks fell, it was ruled by the Normans, Arabs, Spaniards and many more.
*that there are loads of ancient sites and ruins hiding away in Syracuse.
*the entire city is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
*the marsh is significant! It’s based on the legend of Arethusa & Alpheios. At the time we only remembered a man telling us something about mingling waters.
*that there are very few people that can actually pull off a Speedo.