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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 remains are located at the beginning of the old town. You come there almost by itself along. the remains of the temple are not very impressive and you can not come to wall the whole area is surrounded by a fence. The square in front of the temple is very lively with street vendors and terraces. Around the corner in via de Benedictis is a nice market
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  • 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...  more »
  • Can't visit Ortygia without visiting this temple It is very well preserved and you can admire the work and beauty of this temple from the street while walking.  more »
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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.