Overlooking the city of Syracuse lies the Teatro Greco (The Greek Theatre). It was initially built in the fifth century BC as well as rebuilt in the third century BC.
The Romans renovated this theater during their rule. Nowadays, it is a part of the Unesco World Heritage Site. Thanks to the picturesque and grandiose spectacle it offers, it remains one of the world's most beautiful locations.
After remaining abandoned for hundreds of years it went through progressive despoilment at the hands of the Spanish under the rule of Charles V, who construct new fortifications on Ortygia with the help of the stone blocks.