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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  • Planned to just stay four nights but we’re extending to five and maybe six and maybe more. Fabulous place which I’ve wanted to come to for quite a while. Clean, love the old and new, from contemporary...  more »
  • Best place on hearth !! Thank you god for Siracusa and Ortigia..walk around and fall in love with this beautiful Island  more »
  • is a car-free island into a kind of fortress city, for defense from the sea. is crossed by roads that intersect with traces of different ages
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  • Beautiful buildings well worth visiting. Lovely restaurants. We ate opposite the cathedral. Good food and not too expensive.
  • This summer I've been startled and delighted by the sight of such a transparent sea right near to my bed and breakfast. Esasy stairs have led us to a comfortable wooden tarrace onto the cliff. Once over there I've dived and have gone swimming all afternoon
  • Beautiful place, DO NOT go close at weekends. It is packed! Where do Syracusans go for an ice cream, or if they want to get to Ortigia?
  • Amazing place - beautifil scenary- landscape- bars- restaurants- perfect for a week of total relaxation
  • One of our family favorites. You can just walk around and enjoy architecture and food, take a boat your thru sea caves, swim at the beach or walk in castle so much to see.
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