Hotel Mercure Siracusa Prometeo
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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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
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 ...