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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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Address: 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...

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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Ruins of Ancient Greek Temple

Near the market in Ortigia, the ruins allow you to imagine what the city looked like during the time of the ancient Greeks. You cannot walk in it, but you can get a good view from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Ernjack1972
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Lancaster, VA
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Oakland, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A big site with the ruins of the temple. Not much information posted to explain what you are looking at. Area around is a hodgepodge of markets and cafes.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

To stroll in the ruins on this historical place, Temple of Apollo , the God of the light, of the intelligence, of poetry and wisdom; He was the son of Zeus; and was often with his Lyra; and here was one of his temples, so you can switch and manage your imagination, Apollo leaving in his temple, and you hearing... More 

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Lancaster, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Near the market in Ortigia, the ruins allow you to imagine what the city looked like during the time of the ancient Greeks. You cannot walk in it, but you can get a good view from outside the fence.

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Catania, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The pictures are amazing and worth the trip. It is right by the markets, shipping, and a park. It is a good experience and pictures good day and night. Close by you will find tons of shops and all that you need.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's there, right in the piazza once you have entered the island through the Umbertino bridge. We stopped here to admire and photograph the ruins of the temple of Apollo in the evening when it was dark and in plain daylight on a sunny afternoon. Most often in Italy the very old (temple) lies next to the modern (the piazza)... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well marked and easy to self observe. The event is well cared for be carful of people offering to be you guide.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice to sit out in the square and imagine what this temple may have once looked like. More interpretation of the site would be useful. The cats seem to enjoy it more than the people

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

of this temple are easy to find - the main point of entry onto the island they looked v intersting and a v social place to be but not much info there about the ruins

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Seemly right in the middle of the island is this temple. Gives a good idea of what the land level was back then. Easy to see, not real big, but probably was for the times.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I’m not a big fan of old ruins so take it with a grain of salt. I like history and read a lot about, but once arrived at the temple, I didn’t feel anything special about it. May be too many people around? May be strange environment - ruins with present city around? Don’t know…It was very hard to imagine... More 

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