B&B Tre Archi Ortigia
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This visit makes up for most of the morning and we spend the rest of the day sightseeing in the rain and up and down Via Etnea, the main shopping street that runs straight from Piazza del Duomo up to the foothills below Etna for what it feels a thousand times.
So we decided to head for the airport early and we sat exhausted waiting to board the plane, dreaming of a sunny Rome.
Hemos aterrizado en Catania y recogido nuestro Fiat Panda. Parece ser que la conducción en Sicilia es horrible pero como hemos visitado varios países conduciendo no nos preocupa. Pero al final es el haber aprendido a conducir en España y en Toledo en concreto lo que nos ha ayudado a sobrevivir a esta conducción agresiva por callejuelas estrechas.
De nuestra corta estancia en Siracusa, ...
... back to 500 BC, the Christians simply filled in the spaces to create a wall in the early eighteenth century. Therefore, there is a unique baroque facade on this archaic Greek temple. Ateneo writes of this temple's magnificence, referring to the temple’s gold and ivory doors. He even mentions a bronze shield on the pediment. Embedded in the walls of the church today is an inscription: Ecclesia Syracusana prima divi Petri filia prima ...
... preserved in a glass case below a large portrait of them. It was the only building I saw in Sicily that was in any way comparable to the vast beauty of the basilica's we visited in Rome. The architectural design of the building was nearly identical to the churches erected in Rome during the Christian era, and the columns of the once Temple of Athena reflected the same design of the temples created in Ancient ...
... central to the town in both religious and civic aspects. The temples acted as a place for rituals to gain the gods favor, a treasury, and gathering place. Such a diverse place with many functions shows the importance of religions role in society. Everything was centered in religion and nothing changed when the shift in Roman history from paganism ...