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Ortigia

Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Ortygia: Syracuse's Ancient Town Center Walking Tour
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Full-day Syracuse and Noto tour from Taormina
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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.
  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“narrow streets” (228 reviews)
“old town” (176 reviews)
“small island” (73 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Corso Umberto, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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"narrow streets"
in 228 reviews
"old town"
in 176 reviews
"small island"
in 73 reviews
"beautiful island"
in 55 reviews
"place to stay"
in 32 reviews
"every corner"
in 45 reviews
"couple of days"
in 30 reviews
"piazza duomo"
in 92 reviews
"the main square"
in 36 reviews
"on foot"
in 41 reviews
"gelato"
in 63 reviews
"fish market"
in 26 reviews
"historical sites"
in 30 reviews
"walk around"
in 49 reviews
"cafes and restaurants"
in 26 reviews
"great place to visit"
in 28 reviews
"greek temple"
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Reviewed today via mobile

Great history and cute little streets . So many hidden little gems . Some cute bars, restaurants and shops . Get a guide it’s worth it as they tell you so much history .

Thank Pam M
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Reviewed today via mobile

We spent two days in Ortigia, two days filled with sightseeing and activities, which we all loved! The food was great as well. The only problem was the parking, the police are friendly and caring but ruthless when it comes to those who accidentally park...More

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Reviewed today

This place has something for everybody, the narrow streets, history, the market and sea. Stayed here for three days and loved this place. We walked everywhere to see all the recommended places and just loved it. Locals were genuinely lovely people, who went out of...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

Easy to access and a must-visit. Ortigia in early summer, before the July-August crush, is a seductive bella vita. Follow your nose and gut through the streets and tiny alleys. Evenings and nights are charming.

Thank Full101
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ortygia was a wonderful highlight. Lovely narrow streets. Plenty of places to eat and the palazzo in front of the duomo is breathtaking at night. We found it a restful place and enjoyed not driving for two days. We enjoyed the market, had a swim...More

Thank Milton H
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Reviewed yesterday

What a great place to enjoy a mixture of heritage, culture and delightful food. Every street has a back story as well as quaint shops and cafes. Great gelato and excellent seafood. We needed more time but have plenty to attract us for a second...More

Thank Terry H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely to walk around and have an aperitif watching the yachts. Don’t miss lunch at Caseificio Bordieri!

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

People kept asking me „have you been to Ortigia? Are you going to Ortigia?“ and I didnt quite understand why... I mean, its just a neighborhood! HOWEVER, we all quite enjoyed it, with its cooling breezes, ocean orientation, variety of things to see and do,...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went for a day trip to Syracuse and spent my entire day in Oritgia. Beautiful island, good shops, nice gelato. Good place all around

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Taken back in time via the small streets and wonderful buildings. A piece of history. Great restaurants, flavours and experience alltogether.

Thank DrEffieP
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Beth S
June 6, 2018|
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Response from cycleplus1 | Reviewed this property |
This is a living.breathing town ,it should all be open.Make sure you visit the lively market in the morning and have a coffee there!
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I_Wander_US
May 28, 2018|
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Response from John1956 | Reviewed this property |
I don't know what happened there. It's five stars from me.
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