Ortigia, Syracuse

4.8
#1 of 411 in Parks in Sicily
Must see · Island · Nature / Park
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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  • One of the "must see" places when you are planning a tour of Sicily. We had a quick visit, arriving late afternoon and leaving next morning, but it was nice to walk around and experience the vibe of.....  more »
  • Such a delight to wander around the streets of the island with its history, food and culture. Lots of different things to see and do - it was our favourite place in Sicily.  more »
  • A labyrinth of streets embrace this enchanting old town. An absolute must-visit in Sicily. Architecture, history, incredible food, endless shopping… I have visited many times before, and this visit...  more »
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  • 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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