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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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  • Ortigia is one of the places that i need to visit ASAP. Lovely place. The boat ride is very nice and the olden part of Ortigia is very nice. 
    Ortigia is one of the places that i need to visit ASAP. Lovely place. The boat ride is very nice and the olden part of Ortigia is very nice.  more »
  • Fantastic, quiet and very idyllic old town, easy to fall in love with. A wonderful market here in the morning, fresh and local products - reasonably priced. Worth a visit! 
    Fantastic, quiet and very idyllic old town, easy to fall in love with. A wonderful market here in the morning, fresh and local products - reasonably priced. Worth a visit!  more »
  • I spend just a couple of weeks ago with my relative , no more .actually ! I prefer : clean and polite towns where traffic and noise are low clear sea and clean beaches monuments which offer... 
    I spend just a couple of weeks ago with my relative , no more .actually ! I prefer : clean and polite towns where traffic and noise are low clear sea and clean beaches monuments which offer...  more »
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  • We were here for 10 days Could have stayed longer.
  • Very beautiful place. Unfortunately full of plastic and waste!
  • The heart of Syracuse, the best thing the town has ever to give!
  • A must visit while in Sicily
  • Good place to walk around, has cafes and shops.

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