In the middle of the Piazza Pancali lies ancient Temple of Apollo. The temple is dated back to the 6th century B.C. making it one of the oldest Doric temples in Sicily. This temple faced several transformations through hundreds of years. Previously it had been a Byzantine church and also an Islamic Mosque. After this it became a Norman church and then was then incorporated into 16th century Spanish barracks. I think what was especially fascinating about these remains, although there is not much left, is how it served as a monument is the busy piazza. Several streets lines with markets, shops, and crowded restaurants lead to the open piazza that houses this ancient temple. Compared to other temples we visited which were sometimes in isolated, more scenic settings, it was interesting to look at this ancient temple with the more modern city directly integrated around it.