Arya Retreat - Eco Wellness Centre

Address: 196017 Noto Siracusa, Syracuse, Sicily, 196017, Italy | Hotel
 
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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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    ... del volcán. Decidimos ir para el aeropuerto antes de tiempo y sentarnos exhaustos a esperar al avión soñando con una soleada Roma.

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    We wake up with a desperate need of visiting museums, any kind, not bothered at all about the type of exhibition. Something like the Pencil Museum in Keswick will do and yes, it is because of the rain. We find the Benedictine Monastery that hosts ...

    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

    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 at Siracusa

    A travel blog entry by gunnarpatrick on Jan 07, 2015

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    ... occurred. Christians took this central and important location, filled in the columns, filled the space with their art, and used it as a church. A place of worship for the virgin Artemis became a place of worship for the Virgin Mary. This building is a testament to the importance, and maybe even dependence, of religion in Roman culture, no matter the ...