3 Religious- Other to explore in Italy
Located in Southern Europe consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Alps and surrounded by several islands.
The convent of Montecasale is a sacred building located in the locality of the same name in the municipal area of Sansepolcro. The complex retains the primitive layout of the oldest Franciscan convents, characterized by the juxtaposition of small buildings linked to monastic functions around a central cloister with large architraved stone pillars . It is a remarkable example of a poor architecture, made of local materials, inspired by the simplicity of life of the religious.
The Temple of Apollo on the island of Ortygia in Siracusa is a Greek temple dating from the 6th century BC. This is the oldest known Doric temple in Western Europe. An inscription says that the temple honors Apollo, but after Cicero came to Syracuse, he wrote that the temple was dedicated to Artemis. is dated to the beginning of the 6th century B.C. and is, therefore, the most ancient Doric temple in Sicily.
The temple of Concordia is a Greek temple of the ancient city of Akragas located in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. It is still not known who this temple was dedicated to, but the name of "Temple of Concord" is documented by one of the first Sicilian historians: Tommaso Fazello. This temple is of the peripteral type with a double cell in antis. Together with the Parthenon, it is considered the best-preserved Doric temple in the world.