2015-06-20 Siracusa, Sicily

Dionosis Restaurant where we dinned at a couple of nights ago
Dioniso Restaurant where we had a really delicious dinner a couple of nights ago
Our first stop today was the Da Vinci Exhibition
Our first stop today was the Da Vinci Exhibition of Machines
The exhibition consisted of machines designed by the Leonardo Da Vinci
The exhibition consisted of replicas of machines actually designed by the Leonardo Da Vinci

The exhibition consisted of  copies of the Da Vinci machine designs

After viewing the Da Vinci Exhibition we went on to buy tickets at 'Artemision'
After viewing the Da Vinci Exhibition we bought tickets to ‘Artemision’ for viewing an ¬†excavation site, situated under the building
The remains of the Temple of Artemis located in Via Minerva
We visit the remains of the ancient ‘Temple of Artemis’ located off Via Minerva below street level
At first we thought these were ancient latrines however they actually were draining seats for corpses of priests and laymen.
At first we thought these were ancient latrines however they actually were draining seats for corpses of priests and laymen. The dead were lined up seated and left to decompose!!! 
Back to the Magnificent Duomo in Siracusa
Back to the Magnificent Duomo in Siracusa

 

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The Duomo Piazza
The Duomo Piazza
The musicians start and the bikies stop to listen
The musicians start and the local bikies stop to listen
Our next stop is the Galleria Regionale Di Palazzo Bellomo which is a museum which also displays artworks
Our next stop is the Galleria Regionale Di Palazzo Bellomo which is a museum which also displays artworks
Near the entrance is the courtyard which is decorated with coats of arms
Near the entrance is the courtyard which is decorated with coats of arms
A wonderful piece of artwork on display at the mueseum
A wonderful piece of artwork painted by Antonella Da Messina in the 15th Century on display at the museum

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Several very old etchings of well known tourist spots in Siracusa were also on display
Several very old etchings of well known tourist spots in Siracusa were also on display
Looking towards the entrance to the Grand Harbour in Siracusa
Looking towards the entrance to the Grand Harbour in Siracusa
We head back in the direction of the Duomo Piazza
We head back in the direction of the Duomo Piazza
Wehad a delightf
I never tire of photographing the magnificent Duomo in Siracusa
Ric poses again with the bearded planters
Ric poses again with the bearded planters
We head back to the boat via the unfinished  town quay and marina
We head back to the boat via the unfinished town quay and marina
Curried vegetables and chicken for dinner tonight
Curried vegetables and chicken for dinner tonight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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