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. Work out when and for how long to visit Ortigia and other Syracuse attractions using our handy Syracuse trip generator.
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  • August 18, 2017
    If you're in the area you should definitely stop in Ortigia. small village in Venetian style. We will fill your eyes! A rooftop terrace where you can enjoy the sunset while sipping a good wine!
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  • August 18, 2017
    Beautiful village, with a choice of bars, restaurants. Nightlife. For an art lover to visit.
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  • August 18, 2017
    This island connected to the Mainland through bridges oozes history, art, Science (X Archimedes) and nature ... not to be missed!
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