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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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  • Came as a couple, amazing sights and really nice to walk around and go around all the old shops and piazzas too, some really nice bars and cafes and restaurants especially along the promenade with...  more »
  • Unbelievable city, so rich, so warm, you have to visit at least once. Borocco and old Spanish style, in the middle of the Mediterranean sea.  more »
  • A beautiful old town on an island. A must see for any trip. Wonderful little cobbled alleys. Right on the water.  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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