Beautiful piazza and cathedral. Lots of weddings on the weekends. Patron Saint Santa Lucia is there. There is a small charge to enter that goes to the maintenance of the Cathedral.
Syracusa's Duomo is a "must-see" if you are visiting the city. Set in a beautifully spacious piazza, it is a fascinating building because it seems to record the many ages of Syracusa. It was once the Greek temple of Athena and the massive Doric columns of the temple are still visible although perhaps not quite as straight as they once... 更多
This is the same as theDuomo of Syracuse. The Piazza del Duomo is one of the prettiest squares with light reflecting off of all the white buildings. The Cathedral itself has a very interesting feeling, as it is a repurposing of the Temple of Athena, and with the huge pillars you feel as if you are in a Greek Temple.
This very ancient church - originally a Greek temple - is a great lesson in Italian practical architecture. It was originally a temple to Athena dating back to the 5th century BC. Never mind that it was pagan. The locals wanted a church, there was a good structure standing there, so they just used it and adapted it to their... 更多
Cathedral Siracusa is located in a lovely, elegant square facing the Palace and above the harbour. It is Baroque style with an ancient temple. The façade is very distinctive and a good landmark. There is an ornate, baroque alter with gilt carvings and frescos, and some lovely ornate side alters which contrasts with the fairly stark walls and columns some... 更多
If in Syracuse, you have to go here. Walk up hill from the square (towards the sea) where the Temple of Apollo ruins are and you will find the cathedral. It is constructed over an ancient temple and you can see the where ancient pillars have been built between to form the outside walls. Inside there are more pillars from... 更多
Our guide took us into this truly beautiful Cathedral and had us inthralled with the story of the patron saint of Syracuse, Sainta Lucia. Lucia was born blind and at the age of 14 she was betrothed in marriage which she didn't want. As a result she was beheaded and became the Saint of the Blind. There is a battle... 更多