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... cristo dicata. Pop Leo X said these words in 1517 recognizing that the Church of Syracuse is the first daughter of St. Peter and after that of Antioch, the first consecrated to Christ.
This cathedral marks civilizations transformation from pagan to Christian. This church is also a unique example of religious continuity. Duomo di Siracusa’s history is a testament to the history of Rome and, in consequence, what has shaped the modern ...
... Exploring the salt flats -- in operation since 700 BC when they were started by the Phoenicians. The ever-changing light -- even during the storm. The contrasts of historic and crumbling, and despairingly urban and crumbling. The emergence of Mt. Etna after the storm -- snow-coated and spilling ash out of its top, viewed through the frame of a Greek theater perched above the Ionian coastline. The elegance of the Corso of tiny ...
Looking over the sea, seats would have hosted crowds to watch comedy's and tragedies on the floor below them. These performances were the genesis to the theatre culture we have today. Greeks performed in a full circle called the orchestra where dancers would act out the play. It wasn't until the Romans when stages began to be formed like we have today in our theatre culture. The arts ...
Today we travelled from Taormina (left about 10.30am) to Palermo with Carmelo who was a great driver. He brought us safely to excelsior palace after about 3 hours. We had a bit of a walk around Palermo before heading out for dinner. It is sometimes an interesting experience with the ...
Today we had a fairly leisurely morning before heading out for lunch to a nice ristorante "Grandula" with a nice view. We then caught a taxi and checked out the harbour down the hill which we have been viewing all week. We also viewed the first Greek colony of Sicily founded in 734BC by ...