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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo), Syracuse
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As the oldest Doric temple in Siciliy, Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) represents an important Ancient Greek monument. Built at the beginning of the 6th century BCE, the temple once boasted six columns on the short side and 17 on the long side, each standing over 7 m (22 ft) high. After being repurposed many times throughout history, only two of these columns remain. Make your way around the raised walkways and look down into the ruins that now sit in the center of the city. Visit the Museum of Syracuse to view a scale model of the temple and a video allowing you to see what the inside once looked like. Make Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) a part of your Syracuse vacation plans using our Syracuse itinerary maker.
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  • You visit only from the outside but does make fairly good idea of how it was to be back in the days when it was one of the focal points of Syracuse.
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  • Coming after the bridge is the first attraction with its ruins testifies to the presence of the Magna Greece
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  • The temple of Apollo is located at the middle of downtown Syracuse, Sicily. Its columns are showing the Greece presence from the past and it is monumental. Must see. 
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  • A nifty site but just mostly rubble without much explanation. Whish there was more historical context to read.
  • The 7th century BC ruins are located right next to the markets, and you probably only need a few minutes to admire what remains. You would barely know the significance of the attraction based on the signage around the monument. You can admire the temple from the rails erected to protect the site.
  • Easy to miss and walk past. It's free and a significant piece of architectural history worth seeing.
  • Good spot for start your ancient journey in Ortigia.
  • It's just ruins, not very interesting in comparison to the other sights in Syracuse.