The Sustainability of Urban Heritage Preservation: The Case of Siracusa, Italia

Aug 2010
This paper analyzes the city of Siracusa, Italy, and in particular the Historic Center of Ortigia. Siracusa and the rocky Necropolis of Pantalica (in the Cassaro, Ferla, and Sortino areas) were inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005, an event that may be considered the official recognition of the beauty and uniqueness of their historical, artistic, architectonic, and natural patrimony.