Villa Gigi

Address: Fanusa, Syracuse, Sicily, 96014, Italy | Villa
 
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The End of the Road

A travel blog entry by lmglmora on Feb 26, 2015

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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.


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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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... 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 ...

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 ...

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