During the events of the Dolce Vita London you will hear many other anecdotes and stories unknown to the many told directly by Santy.
Did you know it about Syracuse?
Its thousand-year old history, the Neapolis, Ortygia, the papyrus of the Ciane, its charming and fascinating territories and coasts make it one of the top destination for those who visit Sicily.
Syracuse is one of the richest sites in history, myths, legends, theatre, anecdotes and culinary traditions in Sicily.
Did you know why the famous Syracusan Archimedes pronounced his Eureka?
The central square of Siracusa is a tribute to the scientist Archimedes who, among thousands of inventions, found the solution to a complicated request made to him by Hiero II: to find out if a crown that had been given him was made of gold or not. All this without damaging the crown itself. Archimedes – saying the famous word Eureka! – discovered that it was enough to dip the crown in water and then soak the same amount in gold coins. Discovering that the two objects were moving different amounts of water, he realised that the crown was not made of gold.
Did you know that in Syracuse you can visit the most famous ear in the world?
The legendary Ear of Dionysius is the most famous cave in Syracuse. It’s called this way for its ear shape and above all for its remarkable acoustic properties which amplify the sounds inside it. According to the legend, the tyrant Dionysus used it as a jail and he used to eavesdrop on the prisoners’ conversations. It’s an artificial cave located under the Greek Theatre of Syracuse.
Did you know that Syracuse gave birth to a great champion of the sea?
Enzo Maiorca,a life in apnoea into the dephts of the abyss. The great Syracusan diver remains an extraordinary example of passion for sport and boundless love for the sea. His passion begins when he was just 4 years, on the coasts of his Syracuse, his hometown. The magic of the waves, the depth and the mystery of the abyss fascinate him so much that the sea becomes his true home.