Alt. 326 mts.
above sea level (a.s.l.)
airport is: Palermo Punta Raisi 120 Km away.
Km from: Siracusa 212 - Trapani 175 - Catania 165 - Palermo 128 -
the Sicilian city famous for the flowering almond, with a wealth of
archaeological monuments. Important monuments in the mediaeval and
modern town include Piazzale Roma, Via Atenea, the 13th century Church
of S. Spirito, Piazza Purgatorio (named after the church of the same
name), the Municipal Museum, the Gothic Church of S. Maria dei Greci,
which was built over a Doric temple, and the Cathedral.
monuments in the archaeological zone of the temples are: the Church of
S. Biagio, the shrine in the rock dedicated to Demeter and Persephone,
the Greek fortifications, the Hellenic-Roman quarter, the
Romanesque-Gothic Church of S. Nicolas, and the National Archaeological
Museum - one of the most important in Southern Italy, the Temple of
Zeus, the Shrine of the Gods of the Underworld, with the Temple of
Castor and Pollux (5th century BC), the temples of Hercules and Concord
(the most perfectly proportioned and best preserved of all existing
Greek temples) and the Temple of Hera (Juno), standing alone in splendid
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