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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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Address: Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the...

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the whole picture; you should visit the archaeological museum in Syracuse to find out what the entire structure looked like.

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On your way to the Cathedral

You look down into this site from the walkway above. I recommend putting it on your route through the city.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You look down into this site from the walkway above. I recommend putting it on your route through the city.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All visitors to Ortigia will see the remains of this 6th century temple, It is an open space today, and visible from all sides. The temple itself is occasionally open to visitors, and used at Christmas for seasonal music concerts.

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Thank Methymna
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The temple of Apollo is located at the middle of downtown Syracuse, Sicily. Its columns are showing the Greece presence from the past and it is monumental. Must see.

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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

A big site with the ruins of the temple. Not much information posted to explain what you are looking at. Area around is a hodgepodge of markets and cafes.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

To stroll in the ruins on this historical place, Temple of Apollo , the God of the light, of the intelligence, of poetry and wisdom; He was the son of Zeus; and was often with his Lyra; and here was one of his temples, so you can switch and manage your imagination, Apollo leaving in his temple, and you hearing... More 

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Lancaster, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Near the market in Ortigia, the ruins allow you to imagine what the city looked like during the time of the ancient Greeks. You cannot walk in it, but you can get a good view from outside the fence.

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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

The pictures are amazing and worth the trip. It is right by the markets, shipping, and a park. It is a good experience and pictures good day and night. Close by you will find tons of shops and all that you need.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

It's there, right in the piazza once you have entered the island through the Umbertino bridge. We stopped here to admire and photograph the ruins of the temple of Apollo in the evening when it was dark and in plain daylight on a sunny afternoon. Most often in Italy the very old (temple) lies next to the modern (the piazza)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Well marked and easy to self observe. The event is well cared for be carful of people offering to be you guide.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Nice to sit out in the square and imagine what this temple may have once looked like. More interpretation of the site would be useful. The cats seem to enjoy it more than the people

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