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My favorite spot in all of Ortigia was sitting in the piazza in the evening as the lights came on, displaying the beautiful baroque white exterior of the Duomo. We waited until almost the last day of our visit to Ortigia to go Inside. The...More
The cathedral started out as a Greek Doric Temple. The original columns are still visible both inside and out. It was converted into a Mosque in 878, then converted back when the Normans controlled the area. The inside and outside are both architecturally beautiful.
The Cathedral of Syracuse has 2400 years of history and is a definite 'must-see'.
Starting out as a Greek temple it is one of the oldest known Doric monuments.
It was built for the tyrant Gelon in the V century BC to thank the goddess...More
Like so many Italian cathedrals, duomos and churches this one is impressive and a joy to visit. Oh, and free entrance too, unlike quite a few others recently. The aquare in front of it is majestic and we really enjoyed our visit here.