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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39093160069
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This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it...

This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it and constructed the earliest structures, including the temples of Athena and Apollo, whose remains can still be seen today.

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absolutely beautiful island to vist

We spent a couple of nights here at the Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel and just loved walking around this very accessible locale. It's a beautiful walk around the perimeter of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We spent a couple of nights here at the Algila Ortigia Charme Hotel and just loved walking around this very accessible locale. It's a beautiful walk around the perimeter of the island from the eastern shore to the marina. The plaza Archimede is gorgeous. Just have a quick lunch at one of the outdoor tables and you'll have a front... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

cosy, nice, small old streets... if you do not like disneyland like tourism, and prefer to feel the city how it is then you should visit in low season and have a romantic, melancholic..nice time to enjoy..!..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Siracusa is the perfect place for a day trip, combining the antiquities of the theatre and amphitheatre with the city heart of Ortigia. We were here on a sunny Saturday morning in Feb and strolled down the market, the Temple of Apollo, the little streets, the Duomo square and the coast line. Not super spectacular I'd say, but the atmosphere... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was worried that staying on what is essentially a small island would be overwhelming, and it was...but only until we parked the car! After some exploration on foot and just orienting ourselves, everything was just great. Lots to see, taste and explore. Parking is still a challenge, though!

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is the best part of Syracuse with many nice baroque buildings, small streets and nice squares dotted around. Just nice to stroll around and do shopping or be at one of the many restaurants When you are with a car beware that there is a strict entry system in force with traffic lights at the main entrance. These traffic... More 

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Stockport, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

For the mix of historical sites, Sicilian baroque architecture, fabulous piazzas, fountains and fantastic restaurants, there are not many places to beat Ortigia in the whole of Europe. Not just a must do whilst in Sicily. This is a must do if you are in or visiting Europe. No place quite like it.

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Bruxelles
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rather dead. Many businesses closed, restaurants mostly empty. Can be nice if you find one with friendly staff. Food was good however. Wine varies unless you find someone that knows his wines and can guide you according to your tastes. The town itself seems rather unkempt and many buildings are in need of repair. Probably a very different feeling in... More 

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Baroque architecture can be found in this small island linked to Siracusa by road bridges. Plenty of good value restaurants and bars with views out to sea. Kingfishers and herons fish close to the sea front.

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Merchtem, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

concentrated on a small island, it has beautiful baroque buildings and squares, cosy little streets with shops, bars and restaurants, a greatly positioned fortress and a lively market place. And of course more than enough places to visit in the surroundings like Syracuse, Noto, the natural reserve of Vendicari, etc

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Reykjavik,
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just a wonderful old city center where it is a pleasure to stroll through both night and day. Have a coffee, ice cream, "dolci" lunch or dinner in one of many great places. The market is a must visit. I have never had more variety of great locals to eat or drink in one place. Many beautiful old baroc buildings... More 

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