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Ortigia

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Address: Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: 39093160069
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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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Beautiful and historic!

Well kept, neat and lovely, Ortigia is the oldest part of Sicily and although it's historical it bubbles with activity. Was my second time there and this time I even took a boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Paola, Malta
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Paola, Malta
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59 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well kept, neat and lovely, Ortigia is the oldest part of Sicily and although it's historical it bubbles with activity. Was my second time there and this time I even took a boat with Corrado's boat trips to see the city of Syracuse and Ortigia from the sea. I can tell you that it's majestic!. Worth to have a ride!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great little area. With many fine restaurants shopping and historical sights. Highly recommend to visit. Take a boat tour around the island.

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Thank Fran G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place! Walking around the tiny streets to arrive at the fabulous cathedral piazza was glorious. One tip, don't eat on the sea front, eat further in to the town.

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Situated on an island joined to Syracuse by a number of bridges,Ortegia has beautiful piazza's ,wonderful churches ,excellent restaurants & great sea views.

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like culture there is plenty in abundance here all within walking distance. Lovely walks around the ports too viewing the beautiful boats.

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Thank Ann R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We made a roadtrip all trough Sicília and Ortiga was definetely the most beautiful stop. A must seen!

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One of my favorite place in the whole country. Ortigia is jewel that I strongly recommend to visit. Juts a walk and you'll remain impressed.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Warm and friendly welcome in this fresh spacious, 2 levels, high ceilings apartment. Successful combination of rather modern, nice and simple furniture within old walls. Well situated in the charming Ortigia. We had a wonderful time and we'll definitively come back.

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Concord, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I LOVED Ortigia! I left my car in the hotel parking lot for 3-days, and walked everywhere. Every alley, cobblestone streets, had food and drink by the ocean, toured the Duomo, and the Archeological park with both Roman and Greek amphitheaters. So much to see -- similar to Rome, but walkable. Friendly people!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This part of Syracuse is so beautiful. Strolling down the small alleys, going into small shops, eating in the local restaurants and seeing the historical sites. I could use days here and I think im fallinf in love with this part of Italy.

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