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Ortygia

Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 62 Attractions in Syracuse
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Islands, Religious Sites
Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Owner description: This offshore island was occupied by the Greek colonists who fortified it and constructed the earliest structures, including the temples of Athena and... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Almelo, The Netherlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Plenty of culture, plenty of food, plenty of sea and little alleyways to get 'lost' in. Definitely worth a visit.

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Täby, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

Many nice restaurants. Very cosy and romantic little town. Almost no one speaks english, but they are friendly and helpful.

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Lincoln, England, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

My favourite part about this ancient city that defeated Athens was the buildings that were clearly built in the 60's. What muppet gave them permission to build them?

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Alexandria, Virginia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The sea views. The quaint shops and restaurants. Gelato! A wonderful place to visit. Might want to visit in the fall when it is not so hot. Nothing to dislike.

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Orlando
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

This is the historical heart of Siracusa and only moments away from the Hotel. The Doumo and Cathedral of Siracusa are found here

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Loved the food, the people, the vibe. Didn't like that we chose 3 days here. Modica, Ragusa and Noto worth the visit. Ortygia is VERY VERY touristic which is a bit annoying for Londoners.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely streets in which to wander. Beautiful architecture. Fantastic choice of restaurants. Hot but as it is an island there was always a nice breeze.

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New york City, New York, USA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Ortygia is fun to wander around, since the streets are narrow and quaint. Don't need more than a day to see most of it though. However, the best restaurants in Siracusa are here.

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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Hotel was not my favourtie, but sea views were beautiful along with cobble stone streets and homes tucked away where locals mingled with tourists, Check out the produce market, cool!!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Ortigia is a place you want to see for sure, even if you can hardly avoid it since it's where the most of Siracusa monuments are situated.

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