The Ionic Temple
It found under the palace of the Senate, current seat of the town hall, magnificent seventeenth-century building, it was commissioned by the city government to architect Vermexio.
The Ionic Temple or Artemision, dated to the late sixth century BC, is located in the area where can be identified the deepest roots of ancient Syracuse.
It is located in a parallel position to Athenaion which delimits an area from centuries of great historical and archaeological value: area of pre and protohistoric settlement, the epicenter of the foundation of the Greek colony, theater of the architectures of all historical times.
The entrance hall to the Artemision archaeological site was designed by architect V. Latina who has received numerous national and international awards for it.
The pavilion is in continuity with the open area in the 60s of the last century.
It is designed as an "monolith" of hard limestone which is generated by the "magnetism" of the underground ruins of the Ionic temple and by the adjacency of Athenaion (now Cathedral ).