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Ortigia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 390931483020
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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 beautiful piece of Italy which make you proud of our past history and forget about the present! :( You cannot plan to come and visit Sicily without visiting this part of... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A beautiful piece of Italy which make you proud of our past history and forget about the present! :( You cannot plan to come and visit Sicily without visiting this part of Syracuse. Cannot describe in a few words the beauty of the place, get the Rough guide or the Lonely planet and plan some time especially at night to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ortigia is full of beauty : historical buildings, authentic neighborhoods, wonderful sea views. Good food available and very affordable prices.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Ortigia is stunning with its history, nice clean streets, Hotels and a good selection of restaurants. They have a beautiful port there and the streets are very safe. It's a beautiful walled city and everyone is very friendly

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Ortigia is well worth a half day with a meal lunch, allowing you time to still go to the beach. Parking is easy - take coins and pay for longer than you think.The market hits all senses, spend time looking at the fish and fruit stalls. Try the oysters and champagne! Stroll to the main square to see Syracuse Cathedral,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Siciliy, you wont want to miss Ortigia - a travellers gem of a place, with impressive architectures

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

we like to walk around the small lanes, to discover some small shops (got couple porcelain sets for our kitchen collection). The market is one of my favorite spots in Ortigia, we encountered a singing performance by the fisherman family there :) recommend to walk around the coastline during sunset...just beautiful!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful corner of Siracusa, which is itself a pretty slice of Sicily. The island is easy to navigate on foot with many hidden treasures down narrow ancient streets. It's a real treat for architecture and history buffs, as well as the discerning shopper.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Spectacular, romantic and stunning! One of the greatest places to visit in Sicily! I'm in love with Siracusa !!!!!!!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

very nice place to go and a lot to see!....market everyday...good to buy fresh spices..lovely shops as well...theres a lot to do like boat ride that goes through the caves...very nice..aquarium! ..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here for 4 days. Such a lovely place to visit, walk about and eat. Will definately come and visit again

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