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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.
... of cheap umbrellas in the city for all the tourists arriving in February looking for a winter sun holiday.
Rain, lots of it and tomorrow, more rain is forecasted. So like a pair of drowned rats, we have lost ourselves in Ortygia Island; mingling with the locals at a photography exhibition and workshop where they took our photo for purposes we didn't quite catch
This cathedral is truly a rarity. One can see the transformation this sacred place has gone through from an ancient Greek temple to a cathedral with Medieval and Baroque architecture. Its metamorphosis throughout history is evident just by looking at the architecture of this church.
This sacred place has over 2,400 years of history. The cathedral was founded on the ruins of the Temple of Athena, built by the tyrant Gelon. The Doric ...
On June 7, our group made a visit to the Syracuse Cathedral, or the Temple of Athena. Now a church, the building was once created as Temple dedicated to the Greek mythological goddess Athena. First erecting as temple by the Ancient Greeks over 2,000 years ago, the building has now been converted into a Basilica styled cathedral. It stood as the largest building we visited in Sicily, and was unmatched in beauty ...
St. Mary's in Siracusa, Italy has a history in its walls alone. Each part of the building has its own place in time and culture. The structure has columns still standing that the Greeks originally put up for the temple of the virgin Artemis. The columns are as wide as 4 feet and go back for around 12 columns. This temple covered a large area and would ...