Siracusa is an historic city located in the south-east corner of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Siracusa next to the Ionian Sea (south of Italy). It has a population of about 125,000 inhabitants and it is the capital of the Province of Siracusa. It is a city over 2,700 years old.
Today, the territory is made up of 21 local councils, organised around the City of Siracusa which has a population equal to around 30% of the whole province. The most expansion of the city in terms of population and economic grow has been in the 90s. Two urban centres (Siracusa and Noto) have been included in the World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, but there are also very important oasis and reserves of great environmental-naturalistic interest.