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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 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 tha...  more »
  • 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 dar...  more »
  • 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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  • 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.