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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39093160069
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Activities: Dining, City walk sightseeing, Shopping
Description: 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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Great place to enjoy Sicily

Wonderful historic part of Syracuse, very quiet during the day and very busy in the evening until late night: definitively a great place to enjoy Sicily !

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brussels, Belgium
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Wonderful historic part of Syracuse, very quiet during the day and very busy in the evening until late night: definitively a great place to enjoy Sicily !

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The island of Ortygia is incredibly pitoresque and possibly not over exploited. Ok, we were there on a sunny monday in July, but there were basically no tourists around, which made our little trip pleasant. I was not aware exactly of what we should see or what we would find to visit, but I was not disappointed by ancient ruins... More 

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New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Loved Ortygia. My daughter and I stayed here for four days and could have stayed longer. It was very refreshing after Taormina. We loved walking around the little streets. It doesn't take long to get away from the touristy areas. There are a lot of great little shops to explore and many good restaurants. Everyone we met was very friendly.... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We stayed in Ortygia, Syracuse for two nights. It is easy to get around on bikes. Beautiful scenic coastline that you can walk or bike along. Old town was great. Go to the fish and vegetable market if you get the chance. Plenty to see and eat there.

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Cannock, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This island has such beautiful architecture. I could have easily spent a couple of days here not two hours on a trip. The sea views are great, there are many streets and alleyways to explore and it is great for shopping too. It even had a Sicilian fish and chip shop! The Cathedral is magnificent and the square containing it.... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Isis di Ortigia is an Island and a province of Siracusa (Syracuse) Sicily. You get to it by crossing a small bridge from Siracussa. Our Hotel was La Via della Giudecca. What a great find this place was! 22 rooms and the room we got was like a small apartment and we had a small courtyard outside our room. We... More 

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Bucharest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

we was there ( Siracuse and Noto ) with a trip from Letojanni . Ortigia is the old part of the town , full of real history ( the cathedral is amazing ; you can see her the old greek pillars from ancient times within this stylish cathedral . relics of Santa Lucia are also here ).

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

From early morning swims with a "swimming tour" of Ortigia (you do have amazing views from the water) to prosecco in one of the piazzas in the afternoon, catacombs and stunning churches, museums and unexpected exhibitions, vibrant mouthwatering market and numerous walks - Ortigia is a wonderful place to explore, as a couple or solo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Our family loved coming to Ortigia at night to have Gelato and wander the shops. Very safe, good parking, dozens of superb restaurants and a lively morning fish and fruit market make it one of the best seaside old towns I have ever experienced.

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Hertfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Narrow cobbled streets to wander around, full of atmosphere and lovely restaurants ! A must see place with a winning combination of historical sights and harbour attractions

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39093160069
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Sicily  >  Province of Syracuse  >  Syracuse

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