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You can see quite clearly the different generations of religious identity built layer upon layer in this Christian church built on top of Roman and Greek temples and retaining elements of both. Simple and awe inspiring.
This beautiful church was converted from an ancient Greek temple of Athena. The original Greek columns survive today and are incorporated into the current church. The large Piazza in front has been completely renovated and is a beautiful center of the city. This is a...More
I have alwaus been fascinated by Italian cathedrals and churches, their history and art. Il Duomo is the one of the finest. It'a history it's thrilling, it's art amazing. My children were big fans of the audio guides and flew from one audio point to...More
Since seeing a congregation of wedding participants last night we decided to tour the Basilica today. The cost was 2€ per person. Portions of the church were built in the 5th century. The Church is listed as a UNESCO heritage site and is the seat...More
An amazing cathedral that is the dominant structure in the centre of Ortygia... definitely worth the smash fee for the visit ... we did the small museum next to it for a small extra fee... worth the effort
I was waiting in the line at the ticket purchase counter. There was a sign telling that we have to cure in two separate lines. I ended up on the line on the right, but the personnel was busy on the phone and told me...More
Medium sized piazza withy the gorgeous Duomo. The piazza is paved with honey coloured marble that is pristine and so pretty. The whole place is illuminated at night – nice.
A couple of excellent restaurants on the Piazza where you can eat relax and...More