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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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Must see in Syracuse

Together with the Neapolis, the island of Ortigia is a must-see in town. Starting from the bridge, you can have a wonderful walk within the alleys that are dense of history. Not... read more

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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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Vedano al Lambro, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Together with the Neapolis, the island of Ortigia is a must-see in town. Starting from the bridge, you can have a wonderful walk within the alleys that are dense of history. Not to miss the Cathedral, built around a greek temple columns, Arethusa fountain and the awesome view on the sea. You can aslo find vary good resturants everywhere

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Tallinn, Estonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Walk around the narrow streets,admire historical buildings, swim in the clear blue water, take an "aperitivo" in the late afternoon - just a perfect day :)

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ortigia is a maze, sultry with heat and full of history - the remains of a glorious past. First, the Greeks with Artemis was born here, Plato took a holiday without Socrates and local boy Archimedes came up with his Principle in the ancient baths. It is known as the white pearl of Syracuse in Sicily, and is a magical... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I spent 2 fantastic weeks in Ortigia (Siracusa) A really wonderful place for holidays, with a very charming city center... I liked the architecture. There are many nice restaurants and bar, with very cheap prices. Absolutely recommended!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are visiting Siracusa, Ortigia is a must see! It's a charming little suburb of Siracusa (Syracuse), easily accessible, and once there, very walkable. The narrow streets are filled with boutiques and shops, the piazzas are spacious, and the sea is right there! One of the highlights for us was an exhibit of DaVinci's inventions, in a small museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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 3 days ago 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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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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 5 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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