Temple of Apollo

Baroque balconies - Ortygia

Anthony Blunt admired the Palazzo Benevenuto del Bosco, whose courtyard this is. It’s across the street from the Duomo, so the owner must have been moderately important. Later occupants included Horatio Nelson.

The courtyard

A more modest courtyard, no less seductive.

The greek theatre

The Roman Theatre

The chapel of the Maltese knights

The port – where Ortygia is separated from the rest of the pentepolis.

And here is the bridge that joins Ortygia to the mainland.

Lunch – well, it’s in the post.

And it’s still in the post

The church of St John the Baptist in Syracuse.

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