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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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  • The temple is located in piazza Pancali, at the entrance to Ortigia, between the market and the corso Matteotti leading to the Cathedral, sheltered and almost relegated in the background of urbanization: it would be nice to give it greater importance not only at night with the headlights but also during the day. Great usability, placed in front of a pedestrian Plaza that gives the possibility to stop and observe the remains.
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  • Can be dated to the early 6th century b.c. and is thus the oldest Doric Temple of Sicily ... not to be missed.
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  • Crazy is not there, some artifacts. Multiple columns, a wall, a few scattered stones. However, as it will take into account, that there once was ancient temple, some changes to the approach to this object. In General, see you, but there are more interesting properties throughout the island and in Syracuse ...
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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.