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Portale di San Giorgio

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Address: Via dei Normanni, 97100 Ragusa, Sicily, Italy
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Going up a narrow, meandering, twisting road, in places large enough for two people, yet the odd car would squeeze through honking its horn! I found it amazing that the Portale... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Going up a narrow, meandering, twisting road, in places large enough for two people, yet the odd car would squeeze through honking its horn! I found it amazing that the Portale di San Giorgio and the cathedral was still standing. Doesn't subsidence exist here? It has been well maintained and inside Saint George has pride of place as you enter.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

This portal was preserved, after the devastating 17th c earthquake, which flattened southern Sicily, and its gothic style is somewhat unique, amidst the reconstructed baroque town.

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Cumbria,U.K.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

The only part of the old cathedral which has been retained following its destruction by the 1693 earthquake

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Some high quality carving in a variety of styles survives on what was a doorway to a duomo that was otherwise lost in the 1693 earthquake. An interesting if brief stop on a walking tour of the town.

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Dursley, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ancient doorway set off a piazza near the park. This doorway is one of the few remaining structures left after the famous earthquake.

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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2008

In Ragusa Ibla next to the 'Villa' (as the Sicilians call their public gardens) you'll find the remains of the ancient church of San Giorgio to not confuse with the Duomo in the main piazza in Ibla. It was built around the XII century and is a beautifull example of Gotic-Catalan style. Of the old church is left only the... More 

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