Situated in a wide natural gulf, on the Southeastern coast of the Sicily, the city of Siracusa extends itself on the Island of Ortigia joined to the mainland with a bridge. Ortigia constitutes the historical part of Siracusa built on an ancient Greek settlement; while the city on the Sicilian mainland has been developed more recently. City of art, with a dominant baroque architecture, typical of this area, Siracusa is home of an archaeological museum of extraordinary importance: the National Archaeological Museum. Siracusa was the city of Archimedes, Pindar and Aeschylus. It was the most important city in Magna Graecia. Today the remains of its glorious past in Greek and Roman times are everywhere.