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Ortigia, Syracuse

Categories: Islands, Nature & Parks
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4.8/5 based on 7,500+ reviews on the web
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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  • Gorgeous, romantic, special. There have been 2x and would go back again!! I never get tired, I confirm that is more and more beautiful
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  • I fell in love with this island! Really nice, simple but rich in history. Many special streets, spectacular sea, cute little restaurants and shops. A place that is becoming increasingly popular.
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  • An island full of monuments and history where dominates the light color of the local stone and Baroque triumphs in the ruins of the Greek period
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