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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Ortigia and other Syracuse attractions using our handy Syracuse trip generator.
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  • You day or night, on the air. Better come out of season to breathe the climate p. So much to see, so many restaurants and pastry shops. Council Chan in piazza Duomo ... There is better. Try the arancini with standard ...
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  • Very nice city of Siracusa. The Cathedral Square, Piaza del Duomo so, is really beautiful. Both day and night at beautiful lighting. On the lungomare is the sunset at an Aperol Spritz.
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  • Nice little clean only. Lungo mare new and well cared for. a dome and a scary square. very impressive. beautiful alleys full of shops and boutiques. very local to dine and have lunch. an open air museum. do not visit
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