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Ortigia, Syracuse

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Ortigia is the historic city center of Syracuse on the island of Sicily. Connected to the main island by a series of three bridges, this small island features the majority of Syracuse's cultural and artistic heritage, spanning more than 2,500 years of history. Meander through the narrow alleyways admiring the mix of medieval architecture and Roman ruins. You'll see the ancient Temple of Apollo and the city's main cathedral, which was built using remains from the Temple of Athena. Try to stop by island's outdoor market, where you can buy local goods and handmade products. Put Ortigia into our Syracuse trip app to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Syracuse.
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  • A must see destination. Or tibia is super charming and you could definitely use it as a base for visiting Sicily’s southwest. Lots to explore and the daily outdoor food market alone makes it...  more »
  • Lovely place, with nice surroundings. Perfect in the evening with great combination of life, great food and style. Nice to explore during the day, it becomes cozy as the sun sets. During the day I’d.....  more »
  • It’s a pretty place for a walk - there are dozens of small streets crossing each other and on many of them you will find nice restaurants. It’s good to dive into some gates as you might find hidden...  more »
  • A very quite and romantic place
  • An enchanted piece of land
  • Nice to stroll around town
  • Beautiful alleys, nice restaurants and shops, sea.. what else do you need? Very very safe, been there twice.
  • The historical port and old city of Syracuse is the wonderful island of Ortigia.From the island you get to see sunrise on one side, walk 100 nts and get sunset on the other. So many wonderful bars and trattoria, and unique places to stay. Stay a week if you can.

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