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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...

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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So much to see and all in walking distance. The side streets are well worth exploring and fabulous food markets.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

So much to see and all in walking distance. The side streets are well worth exploring and fabulous food markets.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you considered staying at Siracusa, this is the place you want to stay. The old streets are magical and at night, Ortygia gains new life.

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West Sussex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed just the other side of one of the bridges into Ortygia (Hotel Cavalieri) and were able to walk in for site seeing and dinner each evening. The shops are excellent with a wide range of ceramics, mostly local, and food stuffs from the island. People were friendly and we both preferred Ortygia better than Taromina, where we had... More 

Thank Skippy50
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The island of Ortigia was the nicest neighborhood we visited in Sicily - great food and bars, atmospheric old buildings, few cars, cobbled streets and sound of the nearby sea.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A beautiful city with narrow streets typical Italian where cars circulating in every corner. Town market is something that deserves replaced with supermarket - fresh fruits and fish!

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Bendigo, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Ortygia gas the views, history, restaurants and vibe that nake the city. Don't try to drive in but find your accommodation there. A short walk across a bridge and your there. The of-island attractions like the greek and roman ruins are within walking distance. Walking is good for you.

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Mexico City, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the best towns by the sea of this world. There is plenty to see, visit and enjoy, a blend of history, beauty and a large myriad of places to have a great time. Very upscale bohemian.

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely island with lots of places to eat, interesting gelaterias and small shops. Boat trip seeing caves recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Park on mainland close by at San Antonio parking. 10 min walk. Pretty streets. Lots of shops and main piazza is unique. Views of Siracusa harbour from island are great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortygia was one of the highlights of our trip in Sicily. Compact and ancient old town on a island connected to Syracusa by a short bridge. Our first evening on the beautiful Piazza in front of the duomo- which was once an ancient greek temple we were serenaded by a young man sing opera, the town passes through on the... More 

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