B&B Dionisio

Address: Via Ticino 8, Syracuse, Sicily, 96100, Italy | B&B
 
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    Travel Blogs from Syracuse

    The End of the Road

    A travel blog entry by lmglmora on Feb 26, 2015

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    ... of Humanities of the University of Catania and is UNESCO World Heritage site. We join a guided tour in Italian after we are promised and naively believed that the guide would speak slowly. The monastery has a long history starting back with the Romans and has been shaped by volcanic lava, earthquakes and the recycling for modern uses.


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    Arquimedes birthplace

    A travel blog entry by lmglmora on Feb 21, 2015

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    We have landed in Catania and jumped in our Fiat Panda. Apparently the driving in Sicily is atrocious but we think we have acquired enough experience in our previous road trips not to worry about it. In the end, the driving skills we have needed were the ones learned in our hometowns; aggressive driving in very narrow streets.

    From our short stay in Syracuse, we have concluded there is a booming industry ...

    Duomo di Siracusa

    A travel blog entry by lbreault on Jan 07, 2015

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    ... 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 ...

    Temple of Athena

    A travel blog entry by colebuck on Jan 07, 2015

    ... 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 ...

    St. Mary's at Siracusa

    A travel blog entry by gunnarpatrick on Jan 07, 2015

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    ... 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 ...