The Cathedral of Syracuse

By |2018-01-19T09:34:24+02:00May 20th, 2015|Conoscere Ortygia, Senza categoria, TAG E|

"Take a greek temple, incorporate it in full in a Christian building, to which you add later a Norman façade that is struck by the great earthquake of 1693. Without discouraging you, and put back to work, completely changing direction, replace the old facade with a delicious Baroque composition of roughly 1728-54. And the [...]

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The fountain of Diana

By |2018-01-19T09:34:24+02:00May 20th, 2015|Conoscere Ortygia, Senza categoria, TAG E|

    The fountain of Diana The fountain, built in 1906 by the sculptor Giulio Piceno Muskets, tells the story of the nymph Arethusa, who escapes from Alfeo, protected by the goddess Diana. The buildings overlooking the square sum up all of the island's history, from the Middle Ages to the present day. Clockwise [...]

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The church of Saint Lucia

By |2018-01-19T09:34:25+02:00May 20th, 2015|Conoscere Ortygia, Senza categoria, TAG E|

The church of Saint Lucia The Church and the Cistercian convent dedicated to St. Lucia had a prominent place in worship citizen, because of its location in the heart of Ortigia and especially for the feast of St. Lucia in May, set up in memory of a miraculous intervention (still celebrated on the first Sunday [...]

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Ear of Dionysius

By |2015-05-20T18:26:35+02:00April 22nd, 2015|Conoscere Ortygia, TAG E|

Ear of Dionysius The Ear of Dionysius is the most popular of the caves that open on the northern front of Latomia of Paradise, made of stone from the quarry workers that followed the lines of limestone of better quality. High about 23 m. wide and from 5 to 11 m., with walls converging to [...]

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The temple of Apollo

By |2018-01-19T09:34:25+02:00April 3rd, 2015|Conoscere Ortygia, Senza categoria, TAG E|

  (APOLLONION) is one of the most important monuments of Ortigia, in front of the square Pancali in Syracuse, it is dated in early sixth century BC and is therefore the oldest Doric temple in Sicily or at least the first corresponding to the model that was firmed across the Hellenic world of peripteral temple [...]

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