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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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A mythical place

In front of the Plemmirio, and the marine reserve, there is an island, that our ancestors called Ortigia. Here is told that a famous Hellenic river Alpheus went after his love... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Syracuse, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

In front of the Plemmirio, and the marine reserve, there is an island, that our ancestors called Ortigia. Here is told that a famous Hellenic river Alpheus went after his love, Arethusa, nymph, which was transformed by Diana into a fount, along under the sea, the Ionian, to blend into a kiss, in his Sicilian waters.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I LOVE Ortigia. It is one of the most romantic places ever. So many great restaurants and cafe. And it is so lovely to walk around. The evening is magical with the warm colored lights. And I love walking around the piazza del duomo and also the water front sides. There are so any nice places to go in the... More 

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York, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Great place to wander through historic alleyways and while away the time. Sit in the Plaza Duomo with a drink at 6.00 pm for an aperitif and free nibbles watching street entertainers and children playing. Great place to people watch before finding a lovely Resturant in the surrounding area. Walk where Archemedes walked yes the one who shouted Eureka !... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is an old port city of Sicily. It is not a very large city in fact you can walk around the island in about 2 to 3 hours. There are many restaurants and cafes to choose from and all we tried were good.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

We sailed from Cephalona (Greece) across the Ionian Sea to Syracuse. It was a magic 20-hour sail. We stayed at Marina Yachting Syracuse, a good base for visiting Syracuse and Sicily in general, e.g. Mt Etna and Taormina. We also went on a day trip to Malta that was very rewarding.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited Ortigia every day on our 10-day holiday in Syracuse and didn't tire of it. There are some fabulous restaurants and loads of attractions, from boat trips to ancient ruins. Absolutely stunning place with loads going on.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Visiting with my husband and walking through the streets, a lot to see and a lot to enjoy.I loved the market with all kind of fresh fishes, cheeses, fruits, vegetables. ..etc. We loved to walk around and find a lot of restaurants, nice people and wonderful atmosphere! This is my place!

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

A lovely place to visit. Weather was really hot whilst we were there but if you walk along the seafront you get great views and a breeze, and there are quite a few little beaches with small and large rocks that you can paddle or swim from .the water is war, very salty and quite shallow so fine for children.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Loved this area of Sicily. Charming little city. Stay Charme Hotel Henry's House. The location is ideal, you'll never get lost walking around. The staff is amazingly helpful.

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Dali, Cyprus
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

While there are some bright spots, the place is best spent as a stopover, rather than a destination. Parking is a nightmare for an overnight visitor. While some may find the patina of age charming, others may see the place as well past its expiration date or just plain pitiful. Skip this and head to Noto; you won't be missing... More 

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