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Temple of Apollo (Tempio di Apollo)

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Address: Piazza Pancali | Ortygia, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy

The ruins of the Temple of Apollo (7th-6th century BC) won't give you the...

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.

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An impressive and well kept site close to the bridges and the market, all part of endless eye candy of syracuse

Reviewed 6 April 2017
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

An impressive and well kept site close to the bridges and the market, all part of endless eye candy of syracuse

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Lagunitas, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

The only really impressive thing I can say is it is in the old city and it is preserved. Who doesn't like a few columns from yester year to gaze upon

Thank zuni P
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

As a lover of Ancient Greece and Ancient Rome this was very disappointing. Compared with Segesta and the Valley of Temples at Agrigento this is not worth a mention!

Thank DMF1946
Oakland, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This looks like a dig that is underway. Hard to get a real sense of what it once was as the remnants of the temple are a bit sparse. Worth a quick visit.

Thank Thomas V
Austin, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Easy walkby in the heart of Ortygia. Little to no signage or explanation in English,so not terrible interesting.

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Located on the way to Ortigia from Syracuse. There was no English explanation listed. Without translation and pre-read, it was just a pile of rocks.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

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 if you are in this part of town. Many other, more striking, historical buildings and places of interest are within walking distances. There's also umpteen eating and... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

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.

Thank Jacqueline156
Greater London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Extraordinarily well preserved ancient Temple of Apollo at the entrance into Ortygia from Syracuse. Well worth a read of the background provided by the information point.

Thank Carrie P
San Jose, California
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

Off one of the bridges into the Ortygia and sitting before the shopping district is the Temple. There seems to have been minimal preservation (like Catania's). During the day there are souvenir hawkers marketing their goods on the fence line. Its best face maybe at night when spotlights provide a more mysterious profile.

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