In early November, my cousin Maddie and her friend Lindsay visited us in Sicily. I took advantage of the opportunity to revisit ruins in Siracusa and to circumnavigate Ortygia. We had a gorgeous and sunny afternoon, tempered by a roaring wind that ushered in evening on Ortygia.
The view atop the Greek theater at the same Siracusa archaeological site. Breathtaking! This theater is still used for special events, such as the Greek Theater Festival running from mid-May to the end of June. I hope to get to a performance this year!
The 2013 season, the 49th Cycle of Classical Plays, runs from 11th May – 23th June and will feature the following plays:
- Oedipus by Sophocles
- Antigone by Sophocles
- Assemblywomen by Aristophanes
The proximity of this Sicilian gem means I will get to revisit these sites time and again. Will you be joining me next time?