Our group was staying close so we walked to see the Duomo. It is on a large open area and is a beautiful building. The inside is beautiful too so if you are on the island you should see this building.
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We had wandered round Ortygia and eventually came to this beautiful building set in a magnificent square. Lots of tourists about as would be expected and small admission charge. Although this building is relatively new (1700's) it is built around an ancient Temple of Minerva...More
We were visiting Siracusa with friends. Our hotel was right down the street from this gorgeous cathedral. And the surrounding piazza is the place to be. We were so impressed with the architecture, both inside and out. The paintings rivaled those we saw at the...More
A Greek temple enclosed by the Normans to form a cathedral, damaged by an earthquake, a magnificent baroque facade added in the 18th century - an amazing history! We visited it with a guide and would recommend it as there is so much detail to...More
This is a must-see in Syracuse. In a single building, the history of the city over a 2,500 year period may be seen. The original temple is easy to discern. The audio guide is disappointing, at least in English. The speaker is hesitant and unclear...More
The Duomo area is a quiet oasis in Ortigia. It is very clean and respledent in the Sicilian sun. Inside, the church is a lovely place of worship, in which the Christians wisely incorporated some ancient columns to make their construction less complicated and expensive...as...More
We paid the slighly annoying entrance fee of 2 Euros because we were happy to support maintaining cultural heritage. We only visted briefly, but the columns in the southern nave are just spectacular and highly original. Go and have a look!
One can see how the Greek architecture was incorporated into the newer architecture as opposed to taking it all down. It's worth a visit just to see the wonderful piazza where it stands.