52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #9. Pinch-me Moments At Valley Of The Temples

At the end of the 6th century CE, it was consecrated by the Christian Church — an effort to clean it of pagan demons — in the name of Saints Peter and Paul, transforming the sacred structure into a Byzantine-style basilica. In the mid-18th century, all signs of the church were removed in order to display the temple’s original ancient Greco-Roman glory. Concordia’s size and scope are stupendous as it sits, not in a valley at all, but commandingly on a cliff overlooking a plane towards the Mediterranean Sea in the distance.


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