52 Reasons to Love Sicily | #29. Ancient Surprises

After being sacked by Arab conquerors in 878 and its Norman-era steeple and stone roof collapsing with the historically powerful earthquake of 1693, the current baroque-style cathedral, dedicated to the Navtività di Maria Santissima, was constructed at the beginning of the 18th century. Still today, though caked with layers of architectural history, Siracusans will point you right towards the Temple of Athena (i.e. The Duomo) when you ask them for directions.

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