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Ortigia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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+39 0931 483020
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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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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AUTHENTIC, HISTORICAL, COMPACT...THE PLACE TO STAY

This is the original Siracusa/Syacuse. Most of what you want when visiting Siracusa is right here, ALL within easy walking distance. The charm lies in its 17th century buildings... read more

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Denver, Colorado
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Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is the original Siracusa/Syacuse. Most of what you want when visiting Siracusa is right here, ALL within easy walking distance. The charm lies in its 17th century buildings, narrow alleys and streets, piazzas, sea views, The fish and produce market is a wonderful colorful place. This is the place for visitors to buy fruit, cheese, cured meats, spices. Ortigia... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Give yourself time to explore the side streets and coffee shops. There is much to do on the island so give yourself time. Start early because many of the key attractions close early afternoon.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Wonderful old central part of Syracusa. Parking is always going to be an issue as the crowded little center was built ages before the car. I parked every night in a semi underground lot. A very heavy rain the night before we left meant I waded in 1 foot deep water to get to the car and I was lucky... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

With all elaborate history, with Malena-movie feel, with salty sea breeze in a narrow ancient town streets this place is a gem to visit while you are in Sicily

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Takes an hour or so to walk around but really gives an idea of the island and the comparisons. Great architecture and the he western side with boardwalk and harbour is very photogenic

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandering the streets and alleys of Ortigia is an absolute delight. There is awesome architecture, amazing views of the Mediterranean, superb people watching from cafes and restaurants. We loved it so much we stayed 10 days in apt. and shopped and cooked Sicilian.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortigia is a small island and historical centre of Siracusa with many historical landmarks. It is connected with two bridges to the mainland Sicily. It is very popular with tourists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed on ortigia while visiting Syracuse and it was really lovely. It's small enough to walk around and has some beautiful narrow lanes and a nice open square. In general we found prices there to be a bit more than the rest of Sicily but they still didn't break the bank. In one of the bars we stopped at... More 

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Vaughan, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ortigia is a fantastic isle, it's the historical centre of Syracuse.. really a jewel. The Duomo square is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a nice part of Syracuse. Orteggia was full of history, nice buildings, squares and shops. It was a beautiful place to discover!

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