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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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A fragment of the past.

There is not a lot remaining of the temple so you have to use a lot of imagination. There are the foundations and a wall with some columns. At the foot of one of the foundations... read more

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There is not a lot remaining of the temple so you have to use a lot of imagination. There are the foundations and a wall with some columns. At the foot of one of the foundations is carved the name of the architect. It is the oldest example of a Doric temple in the Western Europe. Over the centuries it... More 

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Southold, NY
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Temple of Apollo is a local landmark near the bridge that is the entrance to Ortigia. It is extremely old and interesting, but there is not that much to see.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's not an organised, curated, managed exhibit, just archaeological remains on view amongst contemporary surroundings. There's no explanation or information so you just walk by, really. Interesting to see, but not hugely compelling, it begs a few of the usual questions like "how the hell did they move those rocks in the 4th century?" and "surely these building remains can't... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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An impressive and well kept site close to the bridges and the market, all part of endless eye candy of syracuse

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Lagunitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The only really impressive thing I can say is it is in the old city and it is preserved. Who doesn't like a few columns from yester year to gaze upon

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a lover of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome this was very disappointing. Compared with Segesta and the Valley of Temples at Agrigento this is not worth a mention!

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Oakland, California
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

This looks like a dig that is underway. Hard to get a real sense of what it once was as the remnants of the temple are a bit sparse. Worth a quick visit.

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Easy walkby in the heart of Ortygia. Little to no signage or explanation in English,so not terrible interesting.

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Reviewed 10 March 2017

Located on the way to Ortigia from Syracuse. There was no English explanation listed. Without translation and pre-read, it was just a pile of rocks.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

This historical site is located near the bridges connecting the island town of Ortigia to neighbouring Siracusa. It probably, in itself, is not worth seeking out but it is certainly worth checking out if you are in this part of town. Many other, more striking, historical buildings and places of interest are within walking distances. There's also umpteen eating and... More 

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