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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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  • Those who have never visited Ortigia has to go. Unique atmosphere, wandering the streets with views of the sea. Wonderful old tracks and traces. And also wonderful little shops. fantastic bakeries and fresh fish counters again. A local who respects the atmosphere of the place The raw fish fresh blue fine wine and also served masterfully
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  • He is living in another century, with the comfort of today. everything is preserved at time and you can walk to it, the only coach the perimeter, the rest are streets, tiny laverintos. The market is arming imprecionante Saturday, when return can. There is bus, small at a great price from Syracuse, they roam the island, and leave you in the center of ciracusa. It is to go more than one day, you have different charms according to time.
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  • You can't describe this place in a few characters ... A beautiful and magical place, where the ancient and the modern are mixed and everything becomes possible.
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