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“One of a kind”

Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)
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Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Walking Tour
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Siracusa Small Group Walking Tour
Ranked #19 of 125 things to do in Syracuse
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Owner description: The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the whole picture; you should visit the archaeological museum in Syracuse to find out what the entire structure looked like.
Torrance
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“One of a kind”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

The double row of columns make this a very important structure in the history of Greek architecture.

Visited October 2012
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Mount Royal, New Jersey
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“nothing fantastic, walk by if youre in the area”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

just some ruins in the middle of ortigia that looks like columns from an ancient temple. if you are in town with some free time walk by

Visited October 2012
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Stromboli, Italy
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“when wood became stone”
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Ortygia is wonderful and this temple is well worth a visit.

the Columns from 600BC are stone. perhaps the first stone columns in these parts. they are fat and inelegant.

this temple was perhaps the starting point of the classical orders. its thought the roof over these stubby, close to together columns was wooden.

well worth comparing this to Segesta in the same trip!


warning the day we were there (in summer '05) the temperature went to 43 degrees (109f) and the car park was a decent distance away

Visited July 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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“English please!”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

Would it be too much to ask that the few info signs be multi-lingual? It's the first major site of Ortygia for goodness sake. Some benches in the shade would be good too.

Visited July 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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“what a site!”
Reviewed June 29, 2012

The ruins of this old temple remain at the entrance to Ortygia in Siracusa. You need to know its history to truly appreciate it - ask locals, or read the materials available at the site itself. Starting your excursion through Ortygia here and heading to Piazza Duomo makes this place truly magical

Visited June 2012
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