2 Religious- Other to explore in Sicily
Sicily is the biggest island in Italy and in the Mediterranean Sea, an amazing land rich in history and traditions, where art and culture intertwine with wonderful natural beauties. From the sea to the mountains and countryside, from the volcanos to the fishing villages, there are really many reasons why to visit Sicily. As Frederick II, King of Sicily, once said: “I don't envy God's paradise, because I'm well satisfied to live in Sicily”.
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.