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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.
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 ...
... 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 ...
... to any of the buildings around it. The inside of the cathedral was large and spacious, with a giant altar located at the back center of the room. There were smaller side rooms located down the walls of the cathedral that mostly served as a separate place for prayer and worship. There was a room in the back corner of the cathedral dedicated to two saints, in which the names I don't remember, with ...
... 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 ...