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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the whole picture; you should visit the archaeological museum in Syracuse to find out what the entire structure looked like.
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Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

One of the first buildings Greek colonisers built in Magna Greacia, so this place has immense importance. Found by chance, under some military barracks, and not in best shape, but superb history somewhat trumps all of that.

Thank Aleksandar S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much of the ruins have survived and it is obviously not cared for, buildings now surround it. Unfortunately Italy is neglecting everything as it is broke as a nation. Sad indeed!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honestly, without a guide or a guide book, you will be lost in this place. If you don't happen to make it there, you aren't missing a lot unless you KNOW what you are looking at.

Thank ldtc2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sad place as there's so little info about it you don't even know what it is. Just a collection of rocks and stones and you can't walk round. The nearby fountain/pond had rubbish floating in it. An old bottle and plastic wrapper. The Sicilians take...More

Thank Caustonator
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This ancient site has been somewhat excavated. It's a little sketchy and hard to figure out just what was here at one time. Next to a very cool market. Much better antiquities in Siracusa.

Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place is easily accessible and is very much in the center and there is no entrance fees to visit. It is such located that you can do shopping across visiting the site. It is the temple ruins of apollo and is not much informative.

Thank Nikit_Deshmukh
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking at the history of the site we see that over the years this has had several lives but now it's just a poorly kept site in the misddle of a square with people's back verandah as a back drop

Thank VirginiaRoss
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The ruins of the temple are in the middle of Ortygia at the end of the markets. It has a number of cafes/restaurants across the square where one can have lunch, coffee or a drink. The ruins themselves are not large but have an interesting...More

Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 2 July 2017

The ruins of the Temple are easy to walk by to check out as you area walking around Ortigia/to one of the bridges. Definitely worth a stop to look at. I find it interesting to see such a piece of history right in the middle...More

Thank acmiller83
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We had a tour guide that brought life into these stones... it is not impressive on a quick view but the history behind made it surprisingly interesting and a story of religion and immigration/conquest!

Thank Voirailleurssijysuis
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