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. Put Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo) on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Syracuse trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Just across the bridge you come across the ruins of this temple. Amazingly over the centuries people have resisted the urge to completely demolish the place and put a highrise on this valuable site  more »
  • When you by Ortigia runs you'll pass the remains of this temple. You can not on the site itself, but from the street you have a good view of
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  • Walled off ruins, surrounded by a square, shops, streets and churches. A great stop on your walk in Ortiga or a splendid view during your lunch break.  more »
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  • Much better preserved than many ruins I saw in Sicily. Sometimes there were an excessive amount of salesman blocking its view. People had thrown a lot of trash into the blocked off site, which the city failed to clean up.
  • Neat ancient greek temple. In the center of town. Visit the nearby local mercato for food, esp fruits.
  • Could do with a couple more signs. It makes more sense once you've seen the models in the archaeological museum paulo orsi.
  • Interesting to see Greek presence in the middle of a city. Information available is very limited in site.
  • As city ruins go these are quite cool in that they really are just sat there at the gateway to Ortigia.
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