Augusta is a town in southern Italy, located on the Eastern coast of Sicily, in the province of Syracuse. The city is one of the main harbours in Italy, especially for oil refineries (Exxon Mobil) which are in its vicinity.
Augusta was the feminine form of the title Augustus. It was usually given to the wives or relatives of the Roman Emperors. In the 3rd century, Augustae could also receive the titles of Mater castrorum and Mater patriae.